Unlocking Social Mobility – What Universities Can and Can’t Do
|Starts:||17:30 11 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||19:00 11 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Shakira Martin, Dr Lee Eliott Major|
Please join us at the University of Manchester on Thursday 11 October at 17.30 for an evening lecture by Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust.
"Social Mobility - What Universities Can and Can't Do" will examine the limitation of education (including Higher Education) as a driver of social mobility, as well as what universities might do to tackle broader problems around social inequality.
Shakira Martin, NUS President, will be joining us to offer a response.
The event is free and open to everyone. It will be followed by a drinks reception.
Please register to attend via our Eventbrite Page - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unlocking-social-mobility-what-universities-can-and-cant-do-tickets-48123553845
Organisation: National Union of Students
Biography: Shakira Martin is the president of the National Union of Students. She was one of nine siblings raised in Lewisham, south-east London, by Jamaican parents. She left home at 16 and had two children, before graduating with a diploma in education and training from Lewisham and Southwark College and then becoming President of the college students' union. Shakira's key initiative as NUS president has been to launch a commission into addressing student poverty, the findings of which were published in April 2018.
Dr Lee Eliott Major
Role: Chief Executive
Organisation: The Sutton Trust
Biography: Lee is Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust and a founding trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation. He commissioned and is co-author of the Sutton Trust-EEF toolkit. He is a governor at William Ellis School. He was previously an education journalist, working for the Guardian and Times Higher Education Supplement. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield for services to education. He has a PhD in theoretical physics. He was the first in his family to attend a university
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