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Our 2017 Impact Report

08 Sep 2017
We are proud to present our new impact report, showing a range of evaluation data and personal testimonies from some of our different schemes.

Fair Education Alliance report card 2017

06 Sep 2017
Brightside is one of over 80 members of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of organisations from across business, education and the third sector working together to end the persistent achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their wealthier peers.

Brightside shortlisted for two national awards

05 Sep 2017
We’re delighted to be shortlisted in the Children and Young People Now Awards and UK Social Enterprise Awards.

Building students’ self-awareness in untraditional settings. New insights from leading thinkers 14: GSM London.

04 Sep 2017
Debi Hayes, Provost and Mark Fuller, Head of Strategic Communications at GSM London show how alternative providers are reaching students more traditional providers might miss.

Personalised Learning Accounts. New insights from leading thinkers 13: The Open University.

01 Sep 2017
Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, argues for major changes to funding to extend access and promote lifelong learning.

The Welsh tradition and contemporary challenge. New insights from leading thinkers 12: Welsh Government.

31 Aug 2017
Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, described the distinctive approach to widening participation Wales is taking following the Diamond review.

Scotland the brave? New insights from leading thinkers 11: Vonnie Sandlan.

30 Aug 2017
Vonnie Sandlan, former President for the National Union of Students Scotland, looks at the mass delivery of higher education by colleges in Scotland.

A behavioural approach to widening participation. New insights from leading thinkers 10: Behavioural Insights Team.

29 Aug 2017
Susannah Hume, Principal Advisor and Head of Skills, and Eliza Selley, Associate Advisor, of the Behavioural Insights Team explain some new approaches to higher education access through insights and evidence from behavioural economics.

Evaluation. New insights from leading thinkers 9: Nottingham Trent University.

25 Aug 2017
David Woolley, Head of Schools, College and Community Outreach at Nottingham Trent University argues that if widening participation initiatives are to be sustained, they need to think about evaluation from the very start.

What England can learn from the rest of the world. New insights from leading thinkers 8: NEON.

24 Aug 2017
Graeme Atherton, Director of National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), shows England has a fairly good record in terms of debating the issues, collecting the data and shining a spotlight on the problems surrounding widening participation.

Improving retention. New insights from leading thinkers 7: Aston University.

23 Aug 2017
Ellen Pope, Head of the Learning Development Centre; Neil Ladwa, Achievement Enhancement Adviser and Sarah Hayes, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the Postgraduate Masters and Diploma provide a perspective on retention.

Bristol Scholars. New insights from leading thinkers 6: University of Bristol.

22 Aug 2017
Judith Squires, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at University of Bristol, discuses some of the opportunities and challenges of working with local schools.
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