Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Reviews


We welcome comments, views, reflections, and opinions in our blogs and reviews pages on what you have heard, seen and considered from attending our conference.  Please email through any short blogs (max 400 words) to and we will add these to this section.

We are also pleased to announce we will randomly select one contributor on 31st March to receive a FREE annual subscription to the Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.  You can find out more about the Journal, such as how to subsribe or submit articles to it by visiting our website.

Conference Day one: An enjoyable day with so much choice of research to discover and discussions to enter into around EDI. I was introduced to leading local voices in EDI, expanding my sphere for knowledge acquisition.

Conference Day Two: Today’s discussion provided rich research subjects and discovery. Stirring within me ardent effort to connect with researchers and expanding discussions and even to get involved more to promote the OU’s Carers resources and to help students recognise the support available to individuals in the OU who face care on their own.  Today’s session was clarifying, enriching and viscerally stirring. Very satisfying.

Tracey Inverary
The Open University

I just wanted to give some feedback on the sessions I have attended today. They were clear, well put together and extremely inspiring. I have enjoyed all of today but in particular 2.6 Aspire2University (A2U) - An innovative approach to supporting care experienced students into HE and 2.7 We Care, Do You?. The projects being run in Wolverhampton and the collaboration in Sheffield are both outstanding and extremely inspiring. I have been able to take a great deal away and hope to look at how to embed collaboration within the work I do.

Thank you again for a wonderful conference, I look forward to tomorrow.

Ruth Cohen
University of Huddersfield
Learn more about Aspire2University (A2U)

Just wanted to say many thanks for putting on such a high quality content today and yesterday. I have found them really worthwhile, they have validated my own thoughts and feelings on the issues raised, and there are lots of good practice that I will be taking back to my team, and my organisation.

Kordel Dickinson
Edge Hill University

Further information


Day by day programme

Presentations and resources