FW: Researching and Evaluating Widening Participation
Researching and Evaluating Widening Participation-Schooling, attainment and admission to higher education
Date - 22 January 2015: 11.00-16.00
Venue - SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Network - Access and Widening Participation
Researching and Evaluating Widening Participation
Joint seminar series
SRHE Access and Widening Participation Network
UALL Widening Participation and Access Network
Universities with Access Agreements are developing a range of initiatives to attract and retain students from social groups currently under-represented in higher education. As a result there is an increased emphasis at both national and institutional level on assessing the longer term impact of widening participation strategies.
This seminar series is designed to broaden the scope of current work in the area, drawing on the growing body of academic research to inform and develop approaches to evaluation and impact assessment.
The seminars are grouped into seven areas of current interest and will demonstrate a range of methodological approaches through concrete examples related to the theme of the session, linked to case studies undertaken by universities.
The seventh and final session will draw together the insights gathered over the course of the series and focus on future developments in research and evaluation that will inform strategies to widen participation higher education.
22 January 2014
Seminar 1. Schooling, attainment and admission to higher education Dr Vikki Boliver, Durham University
Why are British ethnic minorities less likely to be offered places at highly selective universities?
Professor David James, Cardiff University
White middle class identities and progression to higher education
Dr Alison Jones, Goldsmiths, University of London
Broadening access to the BA Fine Art Degree at Goldsmiths
9 February 2014
Seminar 2. University outreach activities and progression to higher education
Dr Colin McCaig and Sean Demack, Sheffield Hallam University
'Dreams' and 'Realities' in university access: Mapping social differences in higher education aspirations and participation in England
Professor Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University
Researching school and college strategies to 'raise aspirations': Issues in a DfE funded study
Case Study: Annette Hayton and Dr Andrew Bengry-Howell, University of Bath
The activities matter: Exploring a framework to evaluate the impact of university-led outreach activities
23 March 2014
Seminar 3. Learning, teaching and curriculum in higher education
Professor Penny-Jane Burke, University of Roehampton
Equity and social justice in the field of higher education studies
Dr Debra Cureton, University of Wolverhampton
The Power of the Teacher-Student Relationship
Case Study: Dr Steve Kendall, University of Bedfordshire
Students as Researchers
13 April 2014
Seminar 4. Mature and part-time students: Accessing and succeeding in HE
Professor Alison Fuller and Professor Lorna Unwin, Institute of Education University of London
Progression to higher education from the vocational route
Professor Claire Callender and Dr Kerry Harman, Birkbeck, University of London
Involving student mothers in Higher Education
Case Study: Dr John Butcher and Wendy Fowle, Open University
Experiences of part-time students across the UK
11 May 2014
Seminar 5. The culture of higher education and the student experience
Professor John Richardson Open University
Under-attainment of BAME students in UK higher education: what we know/don't know
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Goldsmiths, University of London
Respecting Difference: Race, faith and culture for teacher educators in HE
Case Study: Carlton Howson, De Montfort University
Experience of ethnically minoritised students in higher education?
8 June 2014
Seminar 6. Employability and graduate Destinations
Dr Nicola Ingram, University of Bath
Paired Peers: classed and gendered graduate transitions
Professor Kate Purcell, University of Warwick
Futuretrack: the diversity of experiences in the transition from education to employment and the implications for researchers and policy-makers
Case study: Stephane Farenga
6 July 2014
Seminar 7. Next Steps
Dr Neil Harrison, University of West of England
'Assessing Impact and Measuring Success in widening participation' or AIMS
Sharon Smith and Rachael Edgar, HEAT Access Tracker University of Kent
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Hallam University
"Making the links between evaluation, evidence and impact" This session will explore how evaluation can inform evidence and how evidence can be used to think, and make claims, about impact"
Discounted rate of £45.00 for UALL members
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