2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is now over, you will find a summary below.
The start of the forum meeting began by focusing on the recently published HEFCE report which examines the success of the higher education (HE) system to date in securing increased access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and for disabled students, and in driving down the number of students that withdraw early from their studies. Colleagues shared their thoughts at the meeting. The report can be found at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2015/201514/. Colleagues then explored the idea of Theory of Change, an evaluation method used within the third sector, and Brightside were invited to talk to colleagues about their use of this methodology. The group are keen to further develop their knowledge of evaluation practice and discussed a possible training event for HEI colleagues on the topic of evidencing and evaluating the impact of widening access work.
If you would like to know anything about this event, please contact Guy Cowen-Hutton, AccessHE Intern, at firstname.lastname@example.org.