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Student Success Summit: Joining the Dots, 13 November 2019, London

Action on Access and UUK are hosting a summit on student success and access. The Access to HE and Student Success Summit: Joining the Dots from Action on Access, together with Universities UK, on 13 November. Be there or miss out on … Continue reading

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TUNDRA (Tracking Under-representation by Area)

First Thoughts and Observations of a new metric. By Karina Berzins The Office for Students (OfS) have just released a new experimental metric to examine HE participation geographically. While we are all familiar with the POLAR measure, TUNDRA is a … Continue reading

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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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London Schools’ Data Dashboard

I am pleased to announce the launch of the updated London Schools’ Data Dashboard, developed by Continuum and funded by UCL. Please find the link here: http://bit.ly/londonschooldash it will open in a new window. The last dashboard was used by many institutions … 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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University prospectuses misrepresent BME students.

By Dom Jackson-Cole Introduction Prospectuses have been identified as important marketing tools for universities trying to attract potential postgraduate students (Mowjee, 2013). However, researchers in the UK and the US found that prospectuses were misleading their readers in terms 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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