IPPO Events

Hosting UK-wide roundtables to understand policy needs and share IPPO’s evidence reviews

A key element of IPPO’s work is hosting regular (virtual) roundtable events featuring policymakers from all UK nations as well as topic specialists and other leading experts. These roundtables are designed to:

  1. help us understand the most pressing policy questions, evidence needs and data gaps across all our social impact topic areas; and
  2. to highlight the findings from IPPO’s ‘deep-dive’ Rapid Evidence and Systematic Reviews when they are published.

Reports from all of IPPO’s roundtables to date are linked below, after details of our upcoming events.

Upcoming IPPO events

On Tuesday 27 July (11am-12.15pm), we will be hosting a virtual roundtable to discuss the initial findings from IPPO’s ‘deep dive’ systematic review of evidence relating to issues including: the motivation and engagement of secondary-age students during school closures; emerging online assessment practices; new approaches for peer collaboration; and impacts on parent engagement. Above all, we are seeking to answer the question: What emerging uses of online and blended learning approaches in secondary schools could continue to be implemented going forward?

The event will feature a presentation by the review lead, Dr Melissa Bond. To reserve a place, you can register now using this Eventbrite link. If you have any questions about the event, email the team at  ippo@ucl.ac.uk . You will receive joining instructions and information a week before the meeting.

  • IPPO Rapid Evidence Reviews: What harms did closing educational institutions during the pandemic cause, and how should these harms be mitigated?

The findings from four IPPO Rapid Evidence Reviews assessing the impact of the pandemic on children and young people in education, commissioned by the UK Department for Education, will be presented at a special IPPO event on Thursday 9 September (11am-1pm).

These reviews synthesise the best-available research evidence on the impact of the pandemic on children and young people in education and their parents by age group: primary years and lower-secondary (reception to year 11); sixth form, colleges and further and technical education; and higher education. Parents/carers are covered in their own review. The reviews will help policymakers better understand the short- and longer-term indirect harms of COVID-19, and how these can be mitigated.

 

How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

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Mother and son learning at home

IPPO roundtable report: ‘COVID-19 will do to online learning what the first world war did to flying’

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How to boost UK jobs and skills after the pandemic: four priority areas for action

How to boost UK jobs and skills after the pandemic: four priority areas for action

The recent IPPO-Economics Observatory roundtable on adult training brought specialists and policymakers from all UK nations together to discuss how ...
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wellbeing in UK care homes

Roundtable report: what should be done to improve mental health and wellbeing in UK care homes?

Our latest IPPO roundtable looked at the situation in care homes – and, in particular, what’s happened to the mental ...
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future of homelessness

Roundtable report: using evidence to tackle the long-term causes of homelessness in more systemic ways

In the second of IPPO’s policy roundtables, we discussed the future of homelessness in each UK nation in light of ...
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IPPO’s first UK-wide policy roundtable discusses the mental health of schoolchildren during COVID-19

IPPO’s first UK-wide policy roundtable discusses the mental health of schoolchildren during COVID-19

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