08 November 2017 - 08 November 2017 :
2nd Year Parents and Guardians Liaison Event
2nd-year parent progress evening – Wednesday 8th November 2017, 4.30-7.30pm, Hele Road site (with exception of students based at Technology Centre)
Invitations have been sent out for the parent progress evening on 8th November 2017. Please refer to your invitation letter for further information about how to book an appointment with a tutor/lecturer on the night.
For information about staff locations on the evening, please click here.
Is your son/daughter/young person applying to university? Please note that there will be a Student Finance talk delivered by Plymouth University at the following times in the Tower Lecture Theatre, Hele Road site. Please register your interest by clicking here.
For those who cannot attend these talks, we will make the talk available on the website following the event.
09 November 2017 - 09 November 2017 :
Exeter Salon - Is Education Failing the Test
Battle of Ideas Satellite - Exeter Salon: Is Education Failing the Test?
The education system is subject to constant change – with recent GCSE and A level reforms. But a more fundamental issue is what we require of education. Universal education was introduced to ensure a sufficiently literate and numerate workforce for industrial expansion. And more recently the introduction of University fees were similarly linked to employability, on the basis that graduates can expect to earn more over their lifetime than non-graduates.
Should we judge the success of the education system by its ability to improve employability and earnings, or should education have less pragmatic, perhaps more idealistic, aims to do with social, cultural and philosophical ideas?
If we don’t have political agreement about the purpose of education, isn’t it likely that education policy will always be unclear? And without clear and consistent policy objectives, is education bound to fail the test?
Dr Martin Coath
University of Plymouth
Computer Modeller, Science Communicator and Consultant
Chief Reform Officer
Educational Leadership Consultant
and former Headteacher
University of Exeter
Student of PPE
Click here to purchase tickets for this event.
21 November 2017 - 21 November 2017 :
Application and Advice with College Advice Team
Last appointment 5.30pm
Sign in at the Hele Road reception