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22 - 25 January 2020
ExCel London

Pearson at Bett 2019

PearsonLogoPearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology.

Our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day. Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning – because we believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. 

Pearson on stage

Wednesday 23rd, 11:45 - 12:15, Post-16 Theatre ​​​​​​

Economic Transformation – The Future of Skills and Businesses.

Pearson and Bett Show

Join Cindy Rampersaud, Pearson’s SVP for BTEC and Apprenticeships for a discussion on embedding a culture of lifelong learning in business, with ramsac’s Rob May, Rob Walden from the Real World Education Group, and Neil Carmichael, chair of the Pearson-supported Commission on Sustainable Learning for Work, Life and a Changing Economy.

Learn more about BTECs , Pearson’s high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the world of work.

Thursday 24th, 12:30 - 13:00, Post-16 Theatre

Career Effective Higher Education: Technology As Part of The Solution.

Jane Baker, Director of HE Qualifications at Pearson, is joined by recent grad James Wright, Cisco’s Nuno Guarda, and Rebecca Mameli, Pearson’s Head of HE Research and Qualifications, to discuss what truly effective career higher education looks like.

Learn more about Pearson’s BTEC Higher National qualifications, and the ways that the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Hertfordshire Regional College were able to address skills shortages by commissioning a bespoke HND from Pearson.

Friday 25 January, 14:45 - 15:15, Schools Theatre

Measuring the Impact of Emerging Technologies in Education.


On Friday, join Pearson’s VP for Impact Evaluation Emily Lai, as well as former headteacher, Karine George, UCL’s Kristen Weatherby, for a session on changing how we think about impact evaluation.

Learn more about Pearson’s commitment to efficacy and improvement.

Read ‘8 things we learned from our landmark efficacy reporting’, by Pearson SVP of Efficacy and Research, Kate Edwards.


Future Skills: Education in 2030

Many of Pearson's sessions at Bett build off this recent research.


Explore the provocative findings of our innovative research project with Nesta and Oxford Martin on the Future of Skills. The future may be brighter than you think!

Discover the skills you'll need in 2030 to succeed in your current job and compare your results to others.

Pearson Saturday Solutions Den Takeover!

On Saturday, Pearson takes over the Solution Den! We think problems are best solved through conversations and meaningful collaboration. Join us for a day of problem-solving including a live recording of the Nevertheless podcast, a conversation from the front-lines of work on student well-being, and a chance for educators to weigh in on a new collaboration between Pearson and Microsoft, designed to support teachers.

11am-12pm: Live Podcast Recording: If She Can See It, She Can Be It


Nevertheless is a podcast about learning in the modern age. In each episode, we shine a light on an issue impacting education and young people, and speak to the people creating transformative change.

Listen to our live podcast, recorded during the 2019 Bett Show, titled ‘If She Can See It, She Can Be It’. The podcast features Nevertheless exec producer and Ada’s List co-founder Anjajli Ramachandran, Chiin-Rui Tan founder and CEO of Rho Zeta AI, and Elena Sinel Founder of Teens in AI, discussing how to recognise, develop and promote the female innovators and leaders of tomorrow. 

More from Nevertheless…


The Women of Ed Tech on the skills young people will need for a digital future.

12-1pm: We need to talk about mental health and well-being


Ashley Lodge, Senior Publisher and Mindfulness Lead at Pearson UK will be joined by Kuben Narain, Maths and Wellbeing Director at TKAT and Dr Zoe Brownlie, Clinical Psychologist at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust for a discussion on the ways each is working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people and teachers.

Learn more about the issue of wellbeing in schools.


Educators: Pearson and Microsoft want to talk to you!

12pm - 3pm Educators: Pearson and Microsoft want to talk to you!

Bett and Pearson

Throughout the day: educators are invited to join representatives from Pearson and Microsoft to learn about, and provide feedback on, new tools they are working on for you. Come provide input into our new proof of concept.



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