Search Results for: “fair access”

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Higher Education and Research Bill, Teaching Excellence Framework, Student Finance, International Students, Social Mobility, Brexit, Fair Access and Progression: Higher Education and Research Bill – The bill will reach the report stage on Monday 21st November, and a long list of new amendments… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Finance; International Students and Brexit; Fair Access and Progression, as well as other news: Lots of interesting developments in the UK last week while there has been a rather distracting international politics story abroad. Student finance The government have launched two new… Read more »

HE Policy update

Teaching Excellence The Higher Education Academy released a report on teaching excellence in a range of subjects – part of their response to the teaching excellence framework.  It includes a useful literature review and a report following interviews with academics.  The conclusions of the report include: pedagogic approaches are different for different subjects – the… Read more »

My Voice, My Story: photography, students and social change

Members of the Fair Access Research programme spent the morning working with students in our first workshop for the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.  In My Voice, My Story, we are exploring what it means to be a non-traditional student at university through the participatory photographic and story technique, photovoice. This technique sees you become the researchers of… Read more »

Translating evidence into policy: LSE Research

Jo Ingold and Mark Monaghan at LSE have researched the complex relationship between evidence and policy development. The authors seek to move the conversation about evidence-based policymaking towards a more nuanced understand that sees policy development “as fluid, dynamic and continually re-constituting, rather than a linear or rational ‘transfer’ process”. What emerges from their research is an… Read more »

Learning together: your voices for widening participation

As part of BU’s innovative Fair Access Research project, we’ve been finding out how widening participation could be understood as a process of organisational learning. Over the summer we have been doing some fieldwork and collecting sector-wide survey data to establish how different people in different organisations learn about widening participation. We want to know how you, here at… Read more »

‘Students who bounce back’: Photo exhibition

From 12 September, the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is holding a photo exhibition in Poole House, next to the Cash Office. This exhibition is part of the ‘Students who bounce back’ project, a study funded by Bournemouth University’s Fair Access Agreement Management Group. The study is being conducted by researchers at CEL, in… Read more »

Fieldnotes 2: widening participation and organisational learning

Our Fair Access Research project explores the potential of learning and working together to transform higher education. We are interested in finding ways to connect different spheres of widening participation work within — and across — different institutions. With this in mind, Maggie Hutchings and Alex Wardrop undertook a second lot of fieldwork with colleagues in the north of England… Read more »

Fieldnotes: widening participation and organisational learning

Our Fair Access Research project concentrates on the idea of learning and working together to transform higher education. We are interested in how widening participation works differently in different institutions. With this in mind, Maggie Hutchings and Alex Wardrop have been doing some fieldwork with colleagues in the north of England and would like to share some of their reflections… Read more »

Widening Participation: reaching for hope and solidarity

Silver Clouds, Billy Kruger and Andy Warhol 1966. The Government grants for students from low-income backgrounds to help provide support with living costs while in higher education have been replaced by repayable student loans. Participation rates have been shown to vary according to whether or not a student received free school meals at the age of 15… Read more »