Fair Access

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more »

New HEPI/ Brightside publication on WP and Fair Access

Thanks to Dr. Sarah Hayes, Academic Director for TEL & Programme Director for PGDip and M.Ed ,Senior Lecturer, PFHEA, Aston University for sharing Dear colleagues You may find this new HEPI/Brightside publication of interest:  Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers – press release You can access the full text… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

NSS results HEFCE published the NSS results last week. In their press release they highlight the changes to the survey and the fact that the responses are not comparable with previous years – there were 10 new questions and wording changes to 9 questions. The NUS boycott linked to the TEF affected 12 institutions who… Read more »

Students’ Union Partnerships for Widening Participation (WP)

An online resource has been published to support Students’ Unions, Universities and others in the HE sector to build stronger research partnerships, in order to work and learn together for WP research, policy and practice. This resource has been created to share the findings of a BU project which aimed to establish the best ways… Read more »

Fair Access Research project (FAR) webpages are launched

The FAR project webpages have now been published. BU’s pioneering Fair Access Research project has brought together students, SUBU, professional, service and academic staff from across the university to develop and expand expertise and reflexive practice in the field of fair access to higher education. Each member of the team has brought different knowledge and experiences to a series of… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 30th June 2017

TEF As the sector continues to digest TEF the date to registration for appeals has already passed. The Times report that Durham, Liverpool, Southampton and York will be appealing their ratings. Read Jane’s TEF blog published by Wonkhe. The Times Higher have published a comprehensive review of the data. Graduate Outcomes The second NewDLHE consultation… Read more »

Thursday 20th July – Media Inequality Event

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to advise you that you can now register on Eventbrite to attend ‘RACE, GENDER, CULTURE & ‘MIS’REPRESENTATION IN THE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIES’ which is taking place on the 2nd floor of the Executive Business Centre at 1.00pm on 20th July. There are a limited number of staff tickets – to ensure a… Read more »

CEL research dialogue session on Fair Access

On 23 February, CEL held a research dialogue session about Fair Access and Widening Participation. Maggie Hutchings, HSS, presented findings and the overall methodology being followed by the BU Fair Access Research Project. Jacqueline Priego, CEL, presented the findings of her project ‘Students who bounce back’ and recommendations for practice. We will follow up on… Read more »