Co-production with BAME students begins this month

May 6, 2016

Prepare to succeed

Through the project, Prepare to Succeed, AccessHE has conducted focus groups with over 200 foundation, first or second year students across London within a project looking at how to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in higher education (HE) and beyond. Prepare to Succeed has been created in response to research which shows that some BAME student groups have less opportunity to access and progress into and through higher education and in work than other students.

The focus groups focused on the information, advice and guidance (IAG) provided for BAME students prior to their progression on to higher education, and sought to identify whether this could be improved in order to give students an equal opportunity to succeed in higher education and after graduation.

Workshops have now begin to use these findings to put together new and improved IAG. The students will discuss:

  • The focus groups findings
  • The current IAG provision
  • Future IAG scenarios

Taken together, the focus groups’ findings and the workshops will help universities and students co-produce new IAG support activities which will be trialled in schools at the start of the 2016/17 academic year.

If you have any questions about this project, please get in touch with the project coordinator, Alex Hall.