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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.

Good practices in fair access. New insights from leading thinkers 5: King’s College London.

21 Aug 2017
Anne-Marie Canning, Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London, shows how a Russell Group university can make substantial progress in delivering fair access.

Care leavers and their paths to higher education. New insights from leading thinkers 4: Become.

18 Aug 2017
Chloë Cockett, Policy and Research Manager at Become, considers children in care, who are often left out of the widening participation debate yet face enormous obstacles progressing to higher education.

A more radical approach to contextualised admissions. New insights from leading thinkers 3: Durham University.

17 Aug 2017
Vikki Boliver, Professor of Sociology; Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Social Policy; and Nadia Siddiqui, Assistant Professor (Research) at Durham University call for a more robust use of contextualised admissions.

Social capital in widening participation. New insights from leading thinkers 2: Brightside.

16 Aug 2017
Paul Clarke, Head of External Affairs at Brightside, considers the crucial importance of social capital in determining a student’s success.

We need more progress, more quickly. New insights from leading thinkers 1: OFFA.

15 Aug 2017
Following Brightside's joint publication with Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) of Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers, we will be publishing one essay a day from the collection over the coming weeks.

Where next for widening participation? New insights from leading thinkers.

14 Aug 2017
Brightside has collaborated with the Higher Education Policy Institute to publish a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers.

Mentoring Awards winners!

07 Jul 2017
The winners of Brightside's Mentoring Awards have been announced at a prestigious ceremony in London. Based around the theme of 'connections', the winners' stories showcased some of the life-changing links that are made through online mentoring.
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