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Widening access to university education

Widening access to university education

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Published by AUT, SCUE in [London] .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Conference held at the Barbican, 25thApril 1988.

ContributionsAssociation of University Teachers., Standing Conference on University Entrance.
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Open LibraryOL14331048M

The Widening Access and Success Strategy is a demonstration of the inclusive values set out in the OU’s Strategic Plan, , Securing the Mission: • We play a unique role in society, making higher education (HE) open to all • We promote social justice through the development of knowledge and skillsFile Size: 1MB. or book online at. @KeynoteCourses. WIDENING ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION IN. HIGHER EDUCATION: a coordinated response to the UK’s attainment and progression gap. CODE. Thursday 14th November Central London. 1st Delegate Rate. £ +VAT. 2nd Delegate Rate. £ +VAT @KeynoteCourses. Call. or book. Of course, the appointment of a Commissioner was recommended in last year's final report of the Commission on Widening Access – with the intention of reviewing progress against the targets it had set (and adopted by the Government) but also, I suspect, of continuing to agitate for the wider cause of fair access. So, in part, I see my role as.

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Next steps for widening access: ensuring all students get a share of the spoils change on widening access to university' the centre for research in race and education at the University of. Access to education for all, everywhere, is among the priorities advanced by the International Panel on Democracy and Development.

It would be illusory to seek to promote development or to claim to strengthen democracy without focusing, at the same time, on eradicating the scourge of illiteracy, which still, today, affects one adult in five in the world. Widening Access to Higher Education Chapter PDF Available. its implications for the access and widening participa- Higher Education and Open University Press.

Morley, L., and R. Lugg. Widening access to higher education has become a top priority for governments in Indonesia and around the world. This has been achieved in numerous ways, for example: through an increase in government investment, by the rise of private providers of higher education, and.

We have enshrined the principle of widening access in legislation, placing it at the core of what we expect from post institutions and the Scottish Funding Council.

We continue to invest £51 million each year to support places for access students and those transferring from college into university. Widening Access to Higher Education. Widening Access and participation (WP) has. Excellence in higher education is as old as university, but nowadays the concept is widely emphasized and.

He is a member of the European Access Network (EAN) Board and has produced over conference papers, and publications. Steve Kendall is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), and has worked in widening access for more than thirty years, mainly at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

We have also stressed that the learner journey policy-making – as with widening access to higher education – needs to better recognise and include mature students as well as part-time study.

“There is a will and a shared commitment amongst Principals to push beyond what we have already been doing to widen access, to work with the latest.

Today's performance indicators on widening access to higher education will bring mixed results for the sector. For some universities, the numbers will underline how they are still failing to Author: Bob Athwal.

The University of Aberdeen has a long-standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education. As an Institution we aim to create an outstanding and inclusive educational environment, to ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their potential.

The Widening Access team is part of the University's Social Mobility Unit and, in conjunction with the Schools and Colleges Liaison team, works closely with schools within Derby City and Derbyshire to provide outreach activity designed to improve attainment, raise aspirations and awareness of higher education and alternative progression opportunities.

We commissioned Professor Sheila Riddell of the University of Edinburgh to undertake a review into the evidence of what works in widening access. Her research comprised a review of the ‘grey’ literature from various organisations, a review of universities’ outcome agreements where relevant to access and academic literature on access.

Beyond Borders, a unique event. Beyond Borders is the UK hub conference for the first ever World Access to Higher Education Day, a new day of awareness that aims to bring global attention to inequality in access to higher education and accelerate action.

Widening participation policies are also introduced to ensure that higher education contributes to social and economic outcomes. This book includes important insights from 23 leading scholars across 11 countries on a wide range of topics that focus on government policies, institutional structures and the social and economic impacts of widening.

Original language: English: Pages (from-to) Journal: Scottish Educational Review: Volume: Issue number: 1: Publication status: Published - 31 May Event: Widening Access to Scottish Higher Education: Getting in and Getting on - Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Duration: 1 Dec → 1 Dec Cited by: 2.

At Widening Participation Ensuring Access and Opportunity For All attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the latest updates on widening participation policy and practice, featuring updates from key bodies and innovative case studies covering key topics such as engaging first generation scholars, effective engagement with.

This book provides a most important contribution to the field of equity by interrogating assumptions about the relationship between university access and social mobility.

It casts a much-needed light on significant questions of transitional processes through and beyond higher education and the ways that inequities play out in relation to. True, access to education has progressed considerably in recent years, notably to the benefit of women who, nonetheless, still represent two-thirds of illiterate adults.

But the strides made conceal widening disparities, with some countries still suffering from a combination of backwardness and by: 6. A Scottish government commission on widening access is due to report soon.

Nobody pretends either the problem or the possible solutions are straightforward. Looking at universities in isolation. In order to identify the action needed to ensure that 20% of university students are drawn from the most socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods (as measured by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation), the Scottish Government has set up a Widening Access Commission to report in Widening participation activity The University of Bradford has a long established reputation of widening access to higher education, and in supporting a diverse student population to succeed in their academic careers, moving on to valuable, professional and managerial employment.

Widening Access Activity Guide / Across all our campuses we boast some of the best facilities of any UK university from engineering workshops to a mock hospital ward and working theatre. The following post was originally published on the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Electronic Learning) Blog.

Jamie Grundy, Community Engagement Officer from the Widening Access team at Cardiff Metropolitan University, shares learned experiences gained in the field of prison education as part of EPALE February focus on the benefits of Adult Education.

The Politics of Widening Participation and University Access for Young People examines the existing knowledges and feelings these young people have about higher education, and, through the authors’ empirical research, demonstrates how sustained connections to Manufacturer: Routledge.

Widening access. Widening access, inclusion, progression and success in higher education is a key part of our strategy for higher education (HE). We work with the Welsh Government, HE providers and other partners to support and promote opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds who have the potential to benefit from higher education.

Widening Access and participation (WP) has emerged as a major policy concern in a number of national contexts. It is connected to longer histories over struggles for the right to higher education, to concerns for greater fairness in society, and to ensuring that higher education is more equitable and inclusive.

These pages list all current and future events on issues of widening participation and access to higher education. and policymakers to help you improve employability at your university.

7 May Widening Participation ConferenceInside Government. Head of Widening Access Krisha has a Master’s degree in Guidance Practice and is a widening participation specialist with over 20 years’ experience.

She is responsible for the direction, planning, implementation and evaluation of the University’s strategic widening access and. Widening Access to University Education in Nigeria: The Open University Option: Clement Imhabekhai.

Mature Age Entry and Widening Access to University Education: A Southern African Perspective: Stanley Mpofu. Access to Basic Education for Girls: The Nigerian Experience: Deborah Egunyom. SECTION V: FUTURE DIRECTIONS: Widening Author: Akpovire Oduaran.

Approved by the UK Government's Office for Students (OfS) in August, the University's five-year Access and Participation Plan sets ambitious new targets to address barriers in education and widening access.

The University is committed to achieving an intake that is reflective of UK society and providing equality of educational opportunity for. Education (QAA) access to Higher Educa-tion Development Report (), mature students are generally more likely than other students to fall into widening participation categories.

Mature students are dispropor-tionately found in the post teaching-led university sector, although this is entangled with the distribution of students from lower.

Widening access to university education in Nigeria: the Open University option. Clement Imhabekhai. Pages This book, issued in honor of the President of the General Conference of UNESCO, Michael Abiola Omolewa, who has devoted his life to the cause of education, is a major contribution to helping women and men of goodwill, who must.

This important event will set the agenda for the development of widening access work into Attendees booking on the event will receive a FREE copy of ‘Widening Access throughout the Student Lifecycle’ and will have priority access to the book launch and drinks reception from to Confirmed Speakers.

Edinburgh University Press: Pages: ISBN (Electronic) ISBN (Print) Publication status: Published - Event: Widening Access to Scottish Higher Education: Getting in and Getting on - Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Duration: 1 Dec → 1 Dec Widening access to Higher Education courses that lead to employment in „high demand professions‟ is important for improving social mobility, due to the prospective earnings associated with such professions.

Needless to say, higher education can be difficult to access in prison and perhaps even harder post-release. Until this summer, UCAS required applicants to disclose any unspent conviction – and each university then decided for itself how it was going to use that information.

This chapter examines strategies to promote widening access across the four nations of the UK, with the main focus on Scotland and England. A central question is whether, in the light of devolution, widening access is an area characterised by a greater degree of convergence or divergence (Gallacher and Raffe, ).

In line with the goals of the Bologna Process, it is also interesting to Author: Elisabet Weedon. relation to widening participation. The Post Education (Scotland) Act provides the statutory underpinning to the widening access agreements, so that promoting widening access to students from under-represented groups, particularly those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, is a condition of grant from the Scottish Funding : Sheila Riddell, Sheila Edward, Ellen Boeren, Elisabet Weedon.

Widening Access to Refugees: Responses of Austrian Public Universities. Isil Gyney. Background of the study. The year marked a turning point in migration history of world as violence, persecution, war, poverty, climate change and natural disasters drove millions of people away from their homes and generated prolonged displacements.

That is why this Government established a Commission on Widening Access and accepted all 34 recommendations in its Blueprint for Fairness.

Crucially, we accepted its ambitious targets to widen access, so that by20% of students entering university will. Higher education enrolment rates across the world have soared in recent years, but there is little evidence of celebration.

In the UK, September’s news that nearly 50 per cent of English unders are now entering higher education for the first time in the £9, fee era was quickly overshadowed by figures obtained by the MP David Lammy revealing that 13 University of Oxford colleges Tackling widening participation and child poverty.

Claire Callender. Introduction. The Conservative government, like others since the late s, has a stated desire to widen participation in higher education (HE). This has led to a burgeoning literature on widening HE access and participation,File Size: 4MB. But reading the book as social scientists, we did not only see a memoir of bizarre familial dysfunctionality, we found ourselves reading this book as the ‘ultimate widening participation’ story.

Born in Idaho to a Mormon survivalist father opposed to public education (indeed, any government activity), Tara never attended school or saw a doctor.