The National Co-ordination Team for Widening Participation and Access to Higher Education

Reports

  • Effective Partnerships

    published: January-2010

    Aimhigher was an educational programme which worked across all phases of education to support the progression of young people. This review focuses on the the way in which these partnerships operated, the strengths and key challenges for partnerships, and the effectiveness of the brokerage provided.

  • Review of Further Education Colleges’ Widening Participation Strategic Assessments

    published: December-2009

    This thematic review of the WPSAs prepared by the Further Education Colleges provides a descriptive overview of distinctive and particular the ways in which colleges are approaching widening participation in their HE provision from 2009 onwards.

  • Review of Widening Participation Strategic Assessments

    published: December-2009

    A thematic review of WPSAs from 129 HEIs in 2009 illustrates evolving institutional strategies to mainstream widening participation as an institutional priority, demonstrates high levels of commitment and support for widening participation, and offers lessons for writing WPSAs and Access Agreements.

  • Mainstreaming and Sustaining Widening Participation in Institutions

    published: August-2009

    Action on Access, alongside the institutions in the programme, developed and implemented a programme to assist higher education institutions in England and Northern Ireland to “mainstream and sustain” widening participation. This final report offers lessons for writing WPSAs and Access Agreements.

  • Aimhigher and the Learning and Skills Council

    published: July-2005

    This publication illustrates a range of joint working arrangements between the Learning and Skills Council and local Aimhigher partnerships, with many useful case studies. It offers both a series of learning points and (then) views on the future shape of the Aimhigher initiative.

  • Christmas Card

    published: December-2001

    2011 Christmas Card