We wrote back in April about our forthcoming Economic Impact Study Best Practice User Group on May 22nd and we are now pleased to be able to give some more details.
The event, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00am and to finish at 2:30pm, will be held in Central London at the Berkeley & Gloucester rooms of the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. Although subject to change, the agenda for the day is set to include the following:
– Case study theme 1 – Successful bidding
How Middlesbrough College have used their study to support successful bid outcomes
– Best practice from US Community Colleges
What can we pick up from across the pond?
– Case study theme 2 – OFSTED and governance
How East Berkshire College have used their study to support a recent inspection and ongoing governance activities
– Benchmarking Economic Impact Studies
Can this be done and what can we learn?
– Case study theme 3 – LEP/business engagement
How the West Yorkshire Colleges have used their study to support engagement with the Leeds City Region LEP
– Increasing college impact
How can we improve the impact on our local community?
– Case study theme 4 – Influencing policy
How the 157 Group have used studies to shape the debate about FE
There will also be a chance at the end for attendees to quiz our economists about the methodology used in our studies, as well as the future of impact studies. Those wishing to attend can sign up here.