Posts By: Alex Wardrop

Working Together for Widening Participation

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fair Access Research workshop, Visible Students/Invisible Needs on Monday 11th July. It was really powerful and humbling to hear from students about their experiences of university — the positive and the negative. Working with students and Students’ Unions is so important for those working to transform higher… Read more »

Organisational Learning and Widening Participation

The core ethos of BU’s Fair Access Research programme is that by working and learning together for widening participation we , as an institution and a sector, can better support marginalised people to access and succeed in higher education. We want to find out more about how widening participation is being learnt in the different institutions… Read more »

Festival of Learning: Working Together for Widening Participation

27th June 2016 14:00-16:00 Talbot Campus In the week that sees the publication of the White Paper and the Queen’s speech, issues of widening participation and education equity seem even more topical than ever. BU’s programme of Fair Access Research seeks to create a culture of widening participation through working and learning together. As part of BU’s Festival of… Read more »

Teaching Excellence Framework: a public feelings workshop

  On the day that the Higher Education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy, is released we thought we would share with you our thoughts from the Teaching Excellence Framework workshop we facilitated as part of the CEL away day. This workshop aimed to raise awareness among CEL staff regarding the implications of the Green Paper (Fulfilling… Read more »

Open University Widening Participation Conference: reflections

  Image courtesy of Milton Keynes Council Two weeks’ ago our Fair Access Researchers, Clive, Ed, Lizzie and Alex went to Milton Keynes for the Open University’s international widening participation conference, Transforming Lives Through Life-Wide Learning. It was a really stimulating two days of papers, plenaries and workshops. And it was a real privilege to… Read more »

Festival of Learning 2016: grassroots responses to educational disadvantage

GRASSROOTS RESPONSES TO REGIONAL EDUCATION CHALLENGES: a workshop As part of BU’s Festival of Learning, our Fair Access Researchers will be facilitating a workshop exploring educational disadvantage in the region. The event will be held on Monday 27 June 2016 between 14:00-16:00 in the new FUSION BUILDING, TALBOT CAMPUS [F107]. Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding region face significant challenges when it comes… Read more »

Fair Access Research: Learning Together

The BU Fair Access Research (FAR) project is an innovative project which seeks to make a difference to students by transforming practice through collaborative research. We are co-creating research with students and practitioners (both professional and academic) as part of the university’s commitments to widening participation to higher education. We want to make a sustainable difference to students accessing,… Read more »