Search Results for: “fair access”

Partnerships of Widening Participation: Students’ Unions

As part of our Fair Access Research we’ve been doing some filming with SUBU. Our video clips will form part of a resource we are developing to help others find ways to build and sustain partnerships with Students’ Unions for widening participation. Working with Educational Technologist Chris O’Reilly we’ve been compiling useful resources and tips. We interviewed our new full-time officers – President, Daniel… Read more »

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 »

Widening opportunities for higher education through financial supports: what are the key determinants?

Bournemouth University’s Fair Access Agreement Management Group recently commissioned  a study to investigate the impact of BU administered financial supports/bursaries on student success, retention, well-being, as well as employability. The different bursary types investigated include Maintenance Bursary, Hardship Fund and Care Leavers Bursary. Institutional financial supports to students who may be from low income households or experiencing… 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 »

Higher education White Paper: key points at a glance

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/higher-education-white-paper-key-points-glance The government’s higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy, was published on 16 May. Key proposals in the document include: Teaching Creating an Office for Students, merging the Office for Fair Access with the learning and teaching functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for England Retaining the proposed link between… 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 »

UofA25 (Education) update on learning research projects

Following the CEL-ebrate events this week, an update on learning research projects currently in progress across BU, supported by UoA25 REF development funding. This funding is distributed across BU to researchers working with CEL and CEMP on activities with clear potential for REF outputs in this new unit of assessment for BU. The funding is… 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 »

Supporting you to support your students

As part of the Fair Access Research project we would like academic staff to complete this survey to help us understand how students are supported at BU. Questions of access to higher education do not end (or start) at the university gates. Widening participation involves engagement with a long and complex cycle of learning, as discussed here:… Read more »