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So what do you mean by 'widening participation'?

UCAS, Cheltenham
6 May 2009 14:00-16:00

The Higher Education Academy and UCAS would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research SEminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All. A wide variety of perspectives on what 'WP' means are adopted not just in scripts from 'the centre' (HEFCE, DfES...) but also the 'takes' on WP provided by over 100 separate HEIs in their Access Agreements. This contribution reviews these and then some of the issues they raise, before looking in more detail at the logics behind the different ways in which HEIs specify and calibrate their WP categories and milestones. The final section suggests an alternative perspective on these and illustrates it from on-going work at one university with a substantial, if at times controversial, commitment to widening participation.

Speaker: Dr Tony Hoare (Director, Widening Participation Research Cluster, University of Bristol)

50 places available on first-come, first-served basis.   

Contact Name:
Tamsin Lord
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