Author Archives: Tony Hudson

About Tony Hudson

Currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of East London focusing on the learning career and academic identity of Access HE teachers.

Perspectives on Access to Higher Education

By Anthony Hudson. For colleagues with an interest in widening access and participation to higher education, the recently published: Perspectives on Access to Higher Education: Practice and Research, will be of value. Access education has been through many changes since … Continue reading

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Do undergraduate research internships really work?

By Anthony Hudson. Earlier this evening my colleague, Aga Spytkowska, and I attended UEL’s Undergraduate Research Interns’ poster competition as part of our evaluation of the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme. Over 35 interns attended the event and presented a poster … Continue reading

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Can undergraduate research experiences help widen participation to postgraduate study?

By Anthony Hudson Continuum is currently undertaking a small-scale study: Exploring and evaluating undergraduate research-based experiences. The research aims firstly, to explore academics’ perceptions of the value of research-based experiences for undergraduates. Secondly, to identify the barriers and enablers to … Continue reading

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Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education

By Anthony Hudson. For colleagues with an interest in democratic education and the experiences of mature learners, the recently published: Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education: Phronesis, Art and Non-Traditional Students, will be of value. Drawing on the Aristotelian concept of … Continue reading

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Peer mentoring in College HE

By Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane and Lynsey Lapwood. In this blog post Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane and Lynsey Lapwood, Havering College of Further and Higher Education (Havering College) report on establishing a peer mentoring scheme for College HE (HE in FE) students. … Continue reading

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The Higher Education Journey of Young London Residents

By Professor John Storan This report is the fifth in a series of reports providing analysis of the higher education journey of young London residents as they progress from 16-18 institutions on to their higher education study and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Connecting Learning Gain and Widening Participation

By Dr Fuad Ali As the Omnibus study has unfolded, our team has been keen to design measures that help us understand the relationships between inequality and learning gain, and how these might express themselves, directly and indirectly, through the … Continue reading

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Beyond the REF: Making research count, making research accessible.

By Anthony Hudson and Carly Lightfoot. This blog considers the value of institutional repositories not in only making research count, but also making it accessible to wider audiences. In the first part of the blog, drawing on an article by Carly … Continue reading

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Summit Commentary: Managing Change and Unlocking the Future

In this guest blog, Andrew Rawson, Principal of Action on Access, provides a thoughtful commentary on this year’s summit. Every year the Summit provides the latest information and practical support enabling delegates to address directly their own policies, processes and … Continue reading

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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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