widening participation


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widening participation

A phrase for a central pillar of the UK Government’s higher education agenda, which calls for increasing the diversity of the university student body. Widened participation is intended to include students from underprivileged backgrounds who do not traditionally attend university. The government`s plans for widening participation are outlined in its publication Widening participation.
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Aimed at widening participation, most are already considering applying to the top universities in the future.
The winning project of the University of Southampton Award 14-19 Widening Participation is a pre-16 academy which provides full or part-time education for young people for whom mainstream education is not appropriate.
The college's success in tackling the widening participation agenda can be demonstrated by the continual success of individual students.
The children were taking part in a Lipa Widening Participation programme, which works with young people aged 11 to 18 who come from disadvantaged areas or from families with no history of higher education.
Fees are paid by Teesside University's Widening Participation Fund.
There is increased attention on the first year experience at universities generally as a result of the Australian federal government's focus on increased accountability for universities and widening participation in further education (DEST, 2003; Jardine & Krause, 2005; Kift, 2005; Krause, Hartley, James & McInnes, 2005).
The Government is making slow progress in encouraging teenagers from poor backgrounds to go to university, despite ploughing millions of pounds into widening participation, MPs warned.
In the words of Geoff Layer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Widening Participation at the University of Bradford: '.
Head of School Peter Treadwell said: 'Uwic promotes lifelong education and development for all and encourages widening participation and access into higher education for people living within Cardiff and surrounding areas.
The flexibility of WebCT's online learning solution has also drawn more part-time applicants to Coventry and we have been able to meet the accessibility standards outlined in the 'Disability and Discrimination Act Part 4' ahead of time, reaffirming our commitment to widening participation in under-represented groups," Syson continued.
Contract notice: Widening participation access to medicine summer school fund 2017/19 health education england.
The RSA/Warwick partnership will form part of Warwick's Widening Participation Strategy, which has already enabled many young people to become the first person in their family to go on to university.