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The National Networks for Collaborative Outreach scheme built networks of higher education providers to help co-ordinate the outreach activity offered to schools.


Findings from the evaluation of the NNCO
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Institute of Education

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Putting the NNCO in context
Chris Millward, HEFCE

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Data geek and outreach sleek
Jamie Bytheway, Greater Manchester Higher

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HEART skills plan project
Lauren Cobb, Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming (HEART)

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Widening participation in rural and coastal contexts
Kent and Medway Collaborative Network

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LEP and vocational progression
Mark Raynor, Sheffield Hallam University

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Five steps to building successful collaborative relationships
Rachel Hodgson, North East Raising Aspiration Partnership

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Prepare to Succeed
Alex Hall, Access HE

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Devon Collaborative Outreach Network
Sarah Bowman

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Against all odds
Martin Webster, National Education Opportunities Network and Dr Anna Walas, University of Leicester

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The big bang: From an initial explosion towards a universe of activities
Chris Bayes, Merseyside Network for Collaborative Outreach

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National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Katherine Lawrence

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A national approach to outreach focusing on adults and part-time, flexible study options
Julie Gowen, The Open University

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Supporting the progression of Pakistani and Bangladeshi girls into higher education
Farhana Ghaffar, Study Higher

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Higher learning higher earning
Ray Snowdon, Association of Colleges North East

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Breaking through the GCSE barrier
Sukie Duhra and Ian Hart, University of Wolverhampton

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