Alumni events

No child left behind: the 2018 Fred Freeman Lecture

Wednesday 25 April, 6.30pm

Children at an IntoUniversity centre

Join us for a special event this month when a distinguished panel of speakers will discuss how higher education can change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children in Merseyside and what we can do as a University, and as a society, to make sure that no child is left behind.

In the 10 years since it was European Capital of Culture, Liverpool has enjoyed an economic, social and cultural revival. While investment can be seen in the city centre and historic waterfront, which welcome millions of tourists every year, areas such as Anfield in the north of the city are being left behind and are still listed amongst the most deprived areas in the country.

At this year’s Fred Freeman lecture, our panel will explore the vital role that education plays in improving the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the importance of projects such as IntoUniversity North Liverpool, and the wider social benefits that education can bring by driving the regeneration of deprived communities.

About the speakers

Pat YoungPat Young, Chair
BA Hons Modern History and English Literature 1975
Head Teacher at Upton Hall School FCJ and member of University Council

After qualifying as a teacher in 1976, Pat taught English for a number of years at schools in the North of Liverpool. In 2013, she became the recipient of a Yale Education Award, which recognises educators from around the world who inspire and support their students to perform at high levels to achieve excellence.

Ali BallAli Ball
Team Leader, IntoUniversity North Liverpool

Ali taught in a primary school in South Liverpool for three years before joining IntoUniversity. She now oversees work at the recently-launched North Liverpool centre in Anfield, building relationships with local schools and community groups and helping to run the centre’s workshops and mentoring programmes.

Lady TetteyLady Tettey
IntoUniversity mentor and current University of Liverpool student

Lady is a former student at IntoUniversity’s first learning centre in North Kensington in London. As a result of the support she received at the centre she was awarded a scholarship to attend Rugby Boarding School for sixth form before starting her degree in English Literature and Business Management at the University of Liverpool. Now in her third and final year, Lady volunteers as a mentor at the new IntoUniversity North Liverpool centre in Anfield.

Gavin BrownProfessor Gavin Brown
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Liverpool

Gavin is responsible for helping to set the academic direction of the University, promoting the enhancement of learning and teaching throughout the academic and student community. He has a particular interest in technology-enhanced learning and is a champion for social and geographic mobility in the student body.

Michael ParkinsonProfessor Michael Parkinson CBE
BA Hons Political Theory and Institutions 1965
Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Civic Engagement, University of Liverpool

Michael has acted as adviser on urban affairs for a number of national and international organisations including the European Parliament and House of Commons Select Committee. He was awarded a CBE in 2007 for services to urban regeneration and was made Citizen of Honour of Liverpool in 2016.

Book your place

This event will take place on Wednesday 25 April in the Victoria Gallery & Museum (building number 421 on the campus map) and will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets for this lecture are FREE but must be booked in advance by clicking on the link below.

Please note online bookings are now closed.

For more information about this event, or if you would like to submit a question to the panel in advance, please contact our Events Coordinator, James Briginshaw, on +44 (0)151 795 5512 or email him via:

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