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Social Mobility Panel - Low Horizons, High Aspirations

Wednesday 29 November 2017

7pm - 8:30pm


Social Mobility Panel - Low Horizons, High Aspirations

Join the Social Mobility Society for a panel talk discussing the interaction between student’s aspirations and the ability, potential and success of educational policies that affect them. 

More specifically:
- The failure of the educational and informal assistance schemes in recognising, appreciating and encouraging aspirations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- The focus on targeted quotas 
- Misconceptions in cultural capital
- Concept of social mobility within politics 

LOCATION: L32.G.03 (Lincoln Inn Fields) 


Rebecca Long- Bailey MP - MP for Salford and Eccles and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since February 2017. Rebecca studied Politics and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, then completed a law degree. She will be speaking about what she feels are the current failures in education policy, and the effects this has had on social mobility. 

Tallulah Eyres - Third Year LSE Sociology student who self identifies as coming from a lower-working class background. She has herself benefited from the the Dick Camplain Trust and now works in Parliament for Rebecca Long-Bailey MP. She will discuss the thesis of her upcoming dissertation based on the issues raised in the event and propose an alternative way of looking at education policy. 

David Camplin – Founder of the Dick Camplin Trust, which provides £1,000 scholarships to high-achieving students from the Salford area. David was one of the first Gifted and Talented co-ordinators when the Excellence in Cities programme was piloted in 1999 and has since worked as a consultant for the Department of Education, among others. He will be talking about his experience with the Excellence in Cities Programme – both the possibilities it offered for the improvement of education in the area, but also the opportunities that were squandered in many of these areas.

7:00-7:30 - Welcome and Refreshments 
7:30-8:15 - Panel Discussion 
8:15-8:30 - Q&A