Two important events coming to RCT and Merthyr Tydfil in the next few weeks that will be of interest regarding adult learning specifically and access to higher education in SE Wales.
The events are as follows:
- Friday 12 May at the Feelgood Factory in Mountain Ash, RCT, CF45 4XZ.
- Friday 19 May at the Redhouse Cymru in Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE.
Please register here to attend: Reaching Wider in RCT & Merthyr Tydfil
Both events are designed to bring all stakeholders together to both inform the Reaching Wider adult learning provision for the next academic year, and to celebrate the previous successes of this innovative programme.
Both events run from 10am to 3pm and the agenda includes:
- Reaching Wider – the Story So Far Chris Webb Director, Reaching Wider
- Good Practice & Good Partnerships Natalie Kendrick Doyle – Manager, Reaching Wider
- 2023/24 – Priorities & Partnerships Jamie Grundy – Adult Officer, Reaching Wider
The afternoon will then include facilitation and exploration of shared priorities and potential partnerships across the region for the forthcoming academic year.
Reaching Wider is a partnership of universities, schools and colleges working together to improve social mobility by widening access to all forms of higher education.
This national programme, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), aims to increase higher education participation from under-represented groups by raising educational aspirations and skills, and creating innovative study opportunities and learning pathways to higher education.