Resources: Widening participation

20 resources found for "Widening participation"
Adult and Community Learning in South Wales : a policy and practice perspective
This publication is part of the ESCalate discussions in education series by Danny Saunders, Lesley Hodgson and Cerys Furlong. It describes policy and practice around Adult and Community Learning (ACL) and the successes that can be achieved by universities when they engage fully with their communities as part of their ‘third mission’ of public service. It review the claims for educational, health and social benefits to individuals, universities...
Beyond the Subject Curriculum: the Employability agenda
A powerpoint presentation given at the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) conference in Daventry on November 26th. The presentation covers subjects including employability, what employers expect from graduates, personal development planning, the National Policy Context and the Enhancing Student Employability Skills Co-ordination Team (ESECT)
Bilingual teaching in ITET in HEIs in Wales
Description and discussion of a project looking at different means of teaching in a bilingual manner in HE. Includes useful materials relating to different models of such teaching, as well as case studies of different institutions
Coming from Behind: an investigation of learning issues in the process of widening participation in higher education
The question that this project addresses is the following: 'What are the characteristics of the learning of 'widening participation students'' that could inhibit their progress in a higher education environment? Specifically (a) what is it that we need to do in order to enable them rapidly to function at higher education levels, and (b) to progress to HE level 3 studies if they wish this?'
Continuum : survey : new learning professionals
ESCalate provided funding to support work with widening participation practitioners to be extended to staff managing student ambassadors and mentoring schemes. Professor John Storan, Dr Petula Peters and Kathy Wright of the University of East London led this piece of commissioned work that aimed to explore the extent of support and recognition for practitioners and identify the learning and training needs of a particular group of support staff....
Decision Making and Student Progression in Transition Project (udecide) : Proposal for Customised Materials for Selected Groups of Learners
The aims of the udecide Project are: 1) To assist students in making appropriate educational decisions at key points in their lives; 2) To improve the retention of students in Higher Education from those areas and groups where participation in Higher education is low. The workshops provide assistance in considering how to make an appropriate educational decision; allow learners to analyse case studies to ascertain what makes a decision a success;...
Disability resources
Hotlinked mind map of resources relating to SENDA, with particular emphasis on its implementation in higher education
FACE Conference 2007
This article discusses Bill Rammell's speech at FACE Conference on July 2007 on social justice and lifelong learning where Rammell stated he is determined that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from learning and on widely broadcasting the benefits of lifelong learning and the opportunities to participate in higher education. It appeared in the ESCalate newsletter (Autumn 2007)
First Year Experience in Continuing Education
Abstracts and presentations of this two-day international conference addressing the subject of Student Retention in Continuing Education held in April 2006
Flexibility and widening participation
Flexibility and widening participation by Professor Michael Osborne and Dr Derek Young is part of the ESCalate Discussions in Education series and explores some of the key issues and gives some 'in practice' examples This booklet provides an introduction to to the concepts of Flexibility and Widening Participation, exploring some of the key issues and giving some 'in practice' examples. The booklet is in two parts; in part one Professor Michael...
HELP - Higher Education Learning Partnerships
The main areas of activity of this Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are: HE in FE partnerships, Community of Practice & Knowledge Exchange, Blended Learning, Retention Progression & Transition, Work Based Learning, HE in FE Theory into Practice, HE in FE Management & Leadership
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...
Learning Disabilities and Higher Education: the Duty to Promote Equality of Opportunity for Disabled People
A widening understanding of special educational needs or learning disabilities, together with duties under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (itself constituting Part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995), means that the world of Higher Education (HE) now necessarily embraces the diversity of learning needs. The new duty to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people is part of the Disability Discrimination Act...
Oedolion a’r Gymuned yn Dysgu yn Ne Cymru: Persbectif Polisi ac Ar ferion
Yn y cyhoeddiad hwn disgrifiwn bolisi ac arferion yn ymwneud ag Oedolion a’r Gymuned yn Dysgu (OGD) a’r llwyddiannau y gall prifysgolion eu cyflawni wrth ymgysylltu’n llawn â’u cymunedau fel rhan o’u ‘trydedd cenhadaeth’ o wasanaeth cyhoeddus. Dechreuwn trwy adolygu’r honiadau ynglˆyn â buddion addysgol, iechyd a chymdeithasol i unigolion, prifysgolion a chymunedau lleol a defnyddiwn rai enghreifftiau astudiaeth achos o’r prosiect GATES ym...
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
Resources from the ESCalate-JISC HE in FE conference: Inspiration for practice
Resources from the ESCalate event The ESCalate-JISC HE in FE Conference: Inspiration for Practice, 26 May 2010. This conference was designed for HE practitioners working in an FE environment, and examined the challenges and opportunities of that situation, as well as offering some ideas for excellent practice. The resources include a range of PowerPoint presentations, accompanying handouts and summaries of delegate questions. The resources cover...
Supporting the academic writing of widening participation students
This is a brief description of a student project grant from ESCalate to Joelle Adams of the University of Bath. The project aims to investigate widening participation students’ experiences of writing in higher education and develop suggestions for pedagogical practice to help those students learn effectively in the academy. Using a critical ethnography approach, data will be gathered through a in-depth focus group with students who are the first...
Widening Participation in Continuing Education: Using ICTs to enhance the learning environment
Discussion of a funded project incorporating ICT into teaching in Continuing Education, including issues of widening participation. Includes some discussion of technical issues, policy background, student and convenor evaluations
Widening Participation to University Study Through Flexible Delivery
Abstracts and presentations from this one day conference held on the 21st October 2005