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 to build and sustain partnerships with Students’ Unions for WP. The resource reflects the project aim to encourage partnerships and share knowledge about how to embed a culture of working and learning together for WP research, policy and practice in HE.

Explore the Online Resource here at

The content includes:

  • Why Partnerships Matter
  • Building Partnerships
  • Why Research Matters
  • Doing Research
  • Reflective Practice
  • Sharing your Work
  • Your Voice
  • Useful Resources

More information on this SUBU project is available here

This project was a strand of BU’s Fair Access Research programme (FAR) which brought together students, SUBU and staff from across the university to develop and expand expertise and reflexive practice in the field of fair access to HE.   Explore more at:

Contact Jane de Veky at SUBU, Dr. Vanessa Heaslip or Dr. Clive Hunt for further information.

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