Monthly Archives: September 2017

Outreach Toolkits

  The final output for the Reaching East project that examined the delivery of outreach activities by universities in London was two toolkits: one designed for Higher Education Institutions/Further Education Colleges and one for Schools, Colleges and 6th Forms. we … Continue reading

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Reaching East & Reaching London Interactive Dashboard

  One of the primary outputs coming from the Reaching East and Reaching London projects was the development of an online dashboard that can be used by outreach teams for their decision making and planning processes. We used Tableau to … Continue reading

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Findings from Reaching London & Reaching East: Engaging Learners in Higher Education

https://www.uel.ac.uk/research/continuum/projects/reaching-east-and-reaching-london Earlier this year we completed the Reaching East and Reaching London projects which were funded under the National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) scheme established by the HEFCE with the explicit aim of encouraging more young people into higher … Continue reading

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Revisualising HE participation in London

POLAR has been a very useful tool to establish Higher Education (HE) participation rates across the country. The POLAR classifications (both POLAR, POLAR2 and POLAR3) looks at how likely young people are to participate in higher education, broken down by … Continue reading

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Widening Participation in the Context of Economic and Social Change

By Anthony Hudson The annual FACE conference provides an opportunity for established academics, policy makers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to present and disseminate their work. Over the past 24 years FACE has encouraged and supported early career … Continue reading

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Success in Higher Education – BME students and identity capital

By Dominik Jackson-Cole There is a growing awareness among Widening Participation practitioners and within the academic literature that ‘deficit model’ approaches, i.e. blaming students for their failure, have been stalling progress in overcoming structural issues of inequality in access to … Continue reading

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