Widening participation

HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018

It’s been a busy bee week. We have oodles of news for you, feel free to scan through and find the sections that are most interesting to you! Ministerial update The new Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, has been more active this week. The HE Review The much heralded and still elusive HE Review was a… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 19th January 2018

A quieter week policy-wise following the cabinet reshuffle. New minister – new set of priorities? Our new minister has been fairly quiet as he settles in and thinks about the many priorities – we expect that the PM wants him to focus on the “major review” – and despite pressure he has refused to get… Read more »

Reacting to the ‘Hard to Reach’ through Student Engagement Initiatives

Dear all, REACT project’s Special Issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change We are delighted to announce the launch of our special issue of the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change as part of the dissemination of the HEFCE Catalyst funded REACT Project. This journal represents the culmination of the REACT initiative, offering research… Read more »

CEL was represented at BERA 2017

In this year’s annual conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth University had a significant presence. Dr. Sue Eccles presented a paper on the subject “Young People in Care: Aspirations and Experiences of Progressing to Further or Higher Education”. The number of care leavers progressing… 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 25th August 2017

Immigration, International Students and Brexit The government have commissioned a series of assessments and reviews of the impact of immigration policy and Brexit via the Migration Advisory Committee: Call for evidence and briefing note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market – we will be responding on the HE questions via UCEA and UUK and we… 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 »