Everyone can agree that university admissions should be fair, but decades of reviews have failed to achieve a lasting settlement. In an unprecedented moment of consensus, in recent months policymakers, universities and students all agree that implementing post qualification admissions in some form is the way forward. But in what form?
At this Wonkhe @ Home event, in partnership with UCAS, we’ll look at the challenges facing applicants in the immediate future, and what additional support might be required for generation Covid to transition to university.
We’ll explore the options on the table for the future of university admissions, from post qualification offers to post qualification applications, and think through their implications for universities, admissions professionals, schools and applicants. We’ll hear fresh thinking from UCAS on possible models for admissions, and stage the debate that will decide once and for all* whether the HE sector is ready for PQA.
*Or at least once.
09.30 From Dearing, via Schwartz, to now – admissions policy past, present, and future
10.15 Supporting generation Covid into higher education
11.15 How should the admissions system evolve across the UK?
12.00 Debate: is radical reform needed – and is it needed now?