Resources: Access to higher education

5 resources found for "Access to higher education"
Access student perceptions of factors that impact upon their learning journey
This is an ESCalate student grant awarded to Laura Mears of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. The aim of this project will be to discover the motivations and barriers experienced by adult learners returning to study, in order to further develop both institutional and individual understanding. This topic is particularly relevant due to the prominence of lifelong learning in the current political and socio-economic landscape
Exploring transitions to Higher Education for students with identified disabilities
This is a piece of ESCalate commissioned work led by Suanne Gibson of the University of Plymouth. Literature suggests the need for contemporary Teaching and Learning research in HE to adopt a more integrated approach to understanding disabled students experiences as learners. Such research ensures the voices of students with disabilities are integrated and that they are carried out jointly, i.e. in more than the one institution in order to...
Is university really for everyone?
This is an ESCalate student grant awarded to Alice Collett of Bath Spa University. This research aims to facilitate a personal account of university experience for somebody with cerebral palsy. This single case study account describes difficulties faced and triumphs achieved of a 22 year old man with cerebral palsy. The findings suggest an urgent need to redress how disabled students are included at university on a national scale. This is both to...
Offering support from the beginning
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Emma Jackson, of the University of Worcester. Emma is a doctoral student who received an ESCalate bursary to attend the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) 2010 conference. This account tells about how she felt and how this type of support is so valuable for early researchers
Regionalising the national or nationalising the regional : widening participation as a case in point
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. John Storan examines the crucial issue of how to fuse the regional and national aims of widening participation into a coherent policy approach