Annual Admissions Conference 2018

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Supporting learners in prison or with criminal convictions applying to higher education

Wednesday 28 March 2018 10:50 - 11:50
Breakout session


Universities and colleges seek to support applicants from all backgrounds applying to higher education (HE). This session will look at how HEPs support applicants with criminal convictions entering HE, recapping and expanding on the findings of last year’s session.

The session will also look at applicants applying to HE from prison. These applicants face a series of unique challenges, including limited internet access, and lack of a permanent address. This session will explore the context of applicants applying to HE from a prison or with a criminal conviction, and allow providers to share their approaches and experiences on supporting these applicants.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the challenges facing applicants applying to HE from prison or with criminal convictions.
  • Share viewpoints on approaches undertaken by different higher education providers.