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Ensuring equal access for all students is vital.  The Disability Discrimination Act(DDA) 2005 amends the DDA 1995 and ensures that meeting the needs of disabled students is a core activity for all HE and FE providers.

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We have two reports commissioned by UKCME available to download, on working with students with visual impairment (PDF format) and Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia (PDF format) in a Materials Science educational environment.

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Our resource database currently contains 31 resources in the widening participation section, listed in summary form below. To view the full descriptive record for each resource click the '[View full description/Comments] ' link after the title.

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Full list of 31 resources from the widening participation section listed below.

Resource description originator
Helping Everyone Learn Mathematics conference 2005
The Helping Everyone Learn Mathematics (HELM) Conference was held on the 14-15 September 2005 at Loughborough University and organised by the Subject Network of the Higher Education Academy. It appealed to a wide variety of disciplines for which mathematics is an important component. It comprised a combination of key-note speeches, plenary sessions,...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/nef/events/helmconf_programme.asp

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Accreditation of prior and experiential learning : practitioner's guide
This short practitioner guide gives an outline of the process of APL and APEL. A series of appendices give details of the required levels of experiential and formal qualifications required at the various educational levels.

URL(s):
 • http://www.materials.ac.uk/resources/library/apelpractitioners.p

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Accreditation of prior and experiential learning : student guide
This short guide for students gives an outline of the process of APL and APEL. A series of appendices give details of the required levels of experiential and formal qualifications required at the various educational levels.

URL(s):
 • http://www.materials.ac.uk/resources/library/apelstudents.pdf

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Embedding employability in the context of widening participation
(Ed./Ver: series 2)
This publication discusses how the issue of employability relates to student diversity. It considers the breadth of diversity in the student population, and the particular barriers these students may face in relation to employability. It then illustrates how steps can be implemented throughout the student lifecycle to improve the employability of all...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/tla/emp

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From the margins to the mainstream : embedding widening participation in higher education
This report examines how widening participation has become a mainstream activity, moving from individual projects to practices that span whole universities and colleges. These practices promote wider access to higher education, and also help students to succeed once they have entered higher education.

This is the third report in a series...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Publications/Pages/Publication-2

Newton's mechanics : who needs it? : report on the mechanics problem at the transition to university
This publication presents the findings and recommendations of a two day symposium at the Møller Centre, Cambridge, 30th June, 1st July 2008. Newtonian mechanics plays a key role in preparing students at 16-19 for physics, engineering and applied mathematics at university but increasingly, new students have little or no experience of it. This publication...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://mathstore.ac.uk/repository/NewtonMechReportFinal.pdf

Resource description originator
Widening Participation : Higher Education Academy
These are web pages about Widening Participation from the Higher Education Academy. The provide links to resources and publications.

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/teachingandlearning/inclusion

Resource description originator
Widening participation : Higher Education Academy webpage
This is the Higher Education Academy 'Widening Participation' web page. It includes links to further information, resources and events.

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/institutions/wp

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Widening participation and employability
(Ed./Ver: Series 1, no. 5)
This guide concentrates on the employability facet of student success and is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas and practices amongst lecturers, policy makers and practitioners. The guide discusses the issues affecting widening participation and employability, and focuses on:
1. The background to widening participation
2. Issues...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/Employability/employ

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Maths support for students : top-up courses at Napier University
This case study is concerned with wider access students (i.e. those people who have narrowly missed the entrance requirements), who are given a chance to “topup” their mathematical knowledge before entering Napier University. They can study at their own pace over the summer vacation. There is regular communication with a university tutor...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/resources/casestudies/mathsteam/john

Action on Access : the National Co-ordination Team for Widening Participation
This is the website of Action on Access, the national co-ordination team for widening participation in higher education, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Northern Ireland's Department for Employment and Learning. The team work with institutions and partnerships, including Aimhigher, providing advice, information and support...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.actiononaccess.org/index.php?p=1

Aimhigher practitioner website

Other title: Aim higher

This is the Aimhigher practitioner website. Aimhigher is a national programme to widen participation in higher education by "raising the aspirations and developing the abilities of young people from under-represented groups." The website supports delivery by Aimhigher practitioners at regional and area levels. It includes programme information...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHi

Development Education Association
This is the website of the Development Education Association (DEA), formed to support and promote the work of all those engaged in raising awareness and understanding of global and development issues. It aims to "ensure recognition of the importance of global perspectives within the learning outcomes for courses in higher education institutions"....(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.dea.org.uk/

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Engineering Education Scheme
This is a web page from the Royal Academy of Engineering about the Engineering Education Scheme. The Engineering Education Scheme is a key component of the Pre-University section of the Best Programme. It introduces sixth formers to engineering using a programme of joint projects between schools and industrial companies. The programme now includes...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.raeng.org.uk/education/preuniv/ees/default.htm

EngineeringUK

Other title: Engineering UK

This is the website of EngineeringUK, a non-profit making organisation that works in partnership with business and industry, Government, education and the profession to improve the perception of engineering and technology in the UK. The organisation was previously known as the Engineering and Technology Board (ETB). The website contains news, events,...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.engineeringuk.com/

Fair Enough?

Other title: Wider access to university by identifying potential to succeed

This report was the culmination of the Fair Enough? Project, which aimed to improve the offer decisions made by higher education admissions tutors and administrators by making the admissions process more transparent and informed by objective criteria related to academic success. The report makes recommendations for higher education institutions; national...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Publications/Pages/Publication-2

Post-14 mathematics inquiry website and report
In 2002, the UK Government announced that there would be an inquiry into post-14 mathematics education. Professor Adrian Smith FRS, was appointed chair of the Inquiry. Its aim was to make recommendations to ensure that the UK has a strong supply of young people with good mathematical knowledge and skills that meet the wide-ranging needs of employers...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.mathsinquiry.org.uk/

Progressing to higher education : vocational qualifications and admissions
This research report was based on interviews with staff in higher education institutions across England. It gathered evidence of good practice at central and course level in the recruitment, admissions and development of vocational learners. It highlighted issues facing applicants with vocational qualifications. The project was funded by a consortium...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.actiononaccess.org/download.php?f=324

Scenta : Engineering and technology careers and news
This is the website of scenta, an organisation set up by The Engineering and Technology Board (the etb), to work with leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community to provide a gateway to information and resources for those following a career in STEM. Scenta aggregates initiatives, provides a suite of technologies,...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.scenta.co.uk/

SEDA Special 16 : equality, diversity and inclusivity : curriculum matters
This SEDA Special is intended primarily for those who are relatively new to teaching in Higher Education, although it is also likely to be of interest to those who have been working in the field for some time but who wish to consider the issues of ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity’ in the curriculum. The Workbook briefly reviews statistical...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.seda.ac.uk/?p=5_2#108

STEMNET : Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics network
This is the website of STEMNET. STEMNET's aim is for more young people in the UK to choose science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) related careers. The website includes information about the SETPOINT network, Science and Engineering Ambassadors, Information and advice for Teachers and Information and advice for Employers.

URL(s):
 • http://www.stemnet.org.uk/

Student retention and HEFCE performance indicators : discussion paper
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) first produced its Performance Indicator (PI) tables in December 1999 to provide information on the nature and performance of the UK HE sector. This paper looks at findings after five years, and considers how support for HEIs in measuring and monitoring performance might be improved. It also...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.actiononaccess.org/download.php?f=205

Successful student diversity : case studies of practice in learning and teaching and widening participation
This HEFCE document (2002/48) provides examples of practice to improve planning at school or departmental level in widening participation (including disability) and learning and teaching. It identifies common principles that institutions can adapt to their own circumstances, to help them recruit and support a diverse range of students. The guide is...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2002/02_48.htm

Supporting higher education in further education colleges : policy, practice and prospects
This is one of two reports, drawing on research and wide consultation, that give guidance and examples of good practice to support the provision of higher education in further education colleges. This document, concerned with strategy, is aimed at senior managers; the companion volume, HEFCE 2003/15, deals with implementation and is aimed at practitioners....(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2003/03_16.htm

Taking a leading role : a good practice guide
This good practice guide, produced by the Royal Society, is aimed at those involved in role model schemes to inspire young people about science, engineering and technology (SET). It includes sections for scheme organisers, role models, schools and teachers.

URL(s):
 • http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=2785

The diploma in engineering
This website provides information about the Diploma in Engineering. This is a 14-19 qualification designed and developed by employers. It consists of three areas of learning: principal, additional / specialist and generic. The website provides information for businesses, teachers, universities, students and parents.

URL(s):
 • http://www.engineeringdiploma.com/

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Widening Participation web pages
The Higher Education Funding Council for England has a section of its website dedicated to Widening Participation where all the HEFCE publications and news can be viewed. The website also contains links and further information.

URL(s):
 • http://www.hefce.ac.uk/widen/

The London Engineering Project (LEP)
This is the website of the London Engineering Project (LEP). It is a partnership of schools, colleges, universities, science and engineering education charities, industry and Government, led by The Royal Academy of Engineering. It aims to develop engineering skills in London, taking students from schools, through inspiring FE and HE courses and into...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.thelep.org.uk/

The LTSN MathsTEAM Project
The LTSN MathsTEAM project was established to produce resources on diagnostic testing, supporting students and teaching maths within the context of a discipline. The project published three booklets:
· Diagnostic Testing for Mathematics
· Maths Support for Students
· Maths for Engineering and Science.
They...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://ltsn.mathstore.ac.uk/mathsteam/

Widening participation and lifelong learning

Other title: The journal of the Institute for Access Studies and The European Access Network

Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning is a journal published by The Institute for Access Studies and The European Access Network. It aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of research and practice in the field of access, widening participation and lifelong learning. Each edition of the Journal contains an editorial, a number of main articles,...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.staffs.ac.uk/journal/

Women into Science and Engineering and Construction : WISE
This is the website of the Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) Campaign, which promotes science, technology, engineering, maths and construction as valuable and interesting options for women. WISE has a range of initiatives and publications to give females and their teachers and parents more information about opportunities and careers...(more)

URL(s):
 • http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/

 

  

 

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