ERIC Number: ED453762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Widening Participation in Higher Education: A Guide to Good Practice.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) recently held two seminars that addressed the relationships between widening participation in higher education, learning and teaching, and strategic planning. In recognition of these relationships and in order to enable a coordinated approach, the HEFCE commissioned this guide and a companion guide on learning and teaching to draw on some good practice identified in the work of higher education institutions. By widening participation, the guide means activities to target the individual groups that higher education institutions have identified as under-represented and to ensure their success. The guide contains four main sections. The first addresses the strategic issues that relate to the preparation and development of a comprehensive widening participation strategy. The second describes activities to widen participation at each stage of the student life cycle, and the third draws the themes of the guide together by discussing the issue of student success. The fourth section outlines the support available from the HEFCE. One appendix discusses the policy context for widening participation, and the other contains a summary analysis of initial strategic statements. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Participation, Strategic Planning
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Northavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QD, England, UK. Tel: 0117-931-7317; Fax: 0117-931-7203; Web site: http://www.hefce.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)