Futuretrack furthers political debate at the HECSU policy conference
Policy leaders gathered in Manchester on June 19th to discuss the policy implications of Futuretrack. Using the Stage 1 results as a foundation, four key areas were investigated:
• Widening participation
• Advice and guidance
Chaired by Bath VC Glynis Breakwell, contributors included senior academics, experts in the graduate labour market and policy makers in Higher Education from funding bodies, teaching organisations and careers guidance.
Bill Rammell MP - Minister of State at the Department for Education and Skills – commented:
"The Futuretrack project is confirming that students are very switched on to the value and benefits higher education brings to their future careers.
“It is very encouraging to see that an overwhelming majority of applicants feel that a HE qualification is a good investment, but equally importantly, they feel that being a student provides opportunity for personal growth, and education is valuable in its own right, not just as preparation for employment.”
For more information contact HECSU manager Jane Artess