Tracking the student life-cycle returns rich insights into the value of widening participation.
Without evaluation and a strong base of evidence, outreach activity is operating in the dark.
Skilled graduates are key to a productive society, but to broker their success, we must see and support their differences.
Graduates generally end up employed in graduate-level positions, but the latest evidence shows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds trail behind their peers when it comes to academic achievement and employment.
Widening participation to higher education is a nationally important challenge, but it’s just as important to ensure that students succeed in their studies and secure graduate jobs.
HEFCE recently held an event for higher education institutions (HEIs) involved in sponsorship relationships with academies, UTCs and free schools.
On Monday, we held a conference to outline the broad range of work we are undertaking to maximise the outcomes of higher education for students, the economy and society. From my perspective, it was a great day and I hope that our invited speakers and delegates got as much from the day as we did.
On Monday this week, the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission published its second state of the nation report, ‘Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain’. Chapter 6 was of particular interest to me since it focuses on the role of higher education (HE). Therefore, my comments here are based on Chapter 6 rather than a detailed […]
I spoke at the HEFCE Annual Meeting yesterday about the ways in which universities and colleges are working to widen participation and support student success, and particularly the need to demonstrate the impact of this work.