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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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Outreach rapid review of the literature

by Dominik Jackson-Cole The following rapid review of UK based outreach literature was conducted for the Reaching East and Reaching London projects. We hope you find it useful. Figure 1. Types and volume of outreach in London 2013/14 academic year. … 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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Using Free School Meals data in education research: potential and pitfalls

Free School Meals (FSM) data is commonly used in education research here in the UK, and is collected annually at the time of the school census for both primary and secondary schools. There are a number of relevant FSM data … Continue reading

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Outreach survey with London schools

Coming from the work that Continuum conducted for the Reaching East and Reaching London project are the results of a survey we conducted with London schools regarding their outreach delivery. We developed the survey in consultation with colleagues from UEL’s … 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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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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