Monday, 24 November 2014

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


Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £60 for non-members.


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