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Researching and Evaluating Widening Participation - University outreach activities and progression to higher education

Monday, 09 February 2015

Joint seminar series

SRHE Access and Widening Participation Network

UALL Widening Participation and Access Network

Researching and Evaluating Widening Participation 

Universities with Access Agreements are developing a range of initiatives to attract and retain students from social groups currently under-represented in higher education. As a result there is an increased emphasis at both national and institutional level on assessing the longer term impact of widening participation strategies.

This seminar series is designed to broaden the scope of current work in the area, drawing on the growing body of academic research to inform and develop approaches to evaluation and impact assessment.

The seminars are grouped into seven areas of current interest and will demonstrate a range of methodological approaches through concrete examples related to the theme of the session, linked to case studies undertaken by universities.

The seventh and final session will draw together the insights gathered over the course of the series and focus on future developments in research and evaluation that will inform strategies to widen  participation higher education.

9 February 2014

Seminar 2. University outreach activities and progression to higher education

·         Dr Colin McCaig and Sean Demack, Sheffield Hallam University

‘Dreams’  and ‘Realities’ in university access: Mapping social differences in higher education aspirations and participation in England

·         Professor Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University

Researching school and college strategies to ‘raise aspirations’: Issues in a DfE funded study

·         Case Study: Annette Hayton and Dr Andrew Bengry-Howell, University of Bath

The activities matter: Exploring a framework to evaluate the impact of university-led outreach activities 

Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Monday, 09 February 2015
Times: 11.00 -16.00
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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Dr. Colin McCaig
Narrowing Participation in Higher Education?: evidence from Access Agreements´ content and discourse
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Prof. Carole Leathwood
Researching school and college strategies to ‘raise aspirations’: Issues in a DfE funded study
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Annette Hayton and Dr Andrew Bengry-Howelll
The Activities Matter: Exploring a framework to evaluate the impact of university-led outreach interventions
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