Monthly Archives: October 2017

Widening participation to postgraduate study: Undiscovered country or the next frontier?

By Anthony Hudson Introduction Postgraduate and undergraduate student numbers are at record highs.  Some 408,000 students commenced full-time undergraduate study in 2016/17, a 1 percent increase on 2015/16 and 90,600 students embarked on a full-time taught postgraduate course, a 22 … Continue reading


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HEON: Surrey Schools Dashboard

Alongside the work that Continuum conducted for the Reaching East and Reaching London project, funded by UEL, UCL and the University of Greenwich from HEFCE NNCO monies, we also developed a dashboard of schools in Surrey for the HEON (the … Continue reading

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Developing inclusive measures of learning: The UEL Omnibus Learning Gain Study so far

By Dr Fuad Ali Context The political economy of Higher Education (HE) is undergoing rapid transformation, with the proliferation of analytics, continuing marketization, not to mention the ongoing impacts and institutional responses to widened sectoral growth, historic fee rises, and … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Widening Participation policy (for Black and Minority Ethnic students) in England?

By Dominik Jackson-Cole Widening Participation (WP) to higher education (HE) has been a discrete policy of successive British governments since 1997. Two major motivations for it have been social justice discourses and economic drivers (HEFCE, n.d.). Despite being a socially useful … Continue reading

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