Prepare to Succeed. Focus groups underway!

March 11, 2016

Over the last few weeks, focus groups at RVC, GSM London, Kingston University and the University of Greenwich have been carried out with groups of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students. Over the next two weeks further focus groups will be held at LSE, LSBU, St Mary’s University, Twickenham and UCL. Once completed, AccessHE will have received information from over 400 students from across London’s diverse higher education institutions.

These students have been sharing their varied experiences of pre-entry information, advice and guidance (IAG) and their experience of higher education so far. This information will be used to consider whether pre-entry IAG is having an effect on access and success of students from BAME backgrounds.

Crucially, this project is not simply focused on the collection and analysis of information, but the delivery of innovative work. Over the coming months, institutional specific interventions will be co-produced with small groups of students using the information shared during the focus groups. These interventions will then be delivered in approximately 40 schools across the capital.

To find out more please contact the project coordinator, Alex Hall at