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The programme aims to address barriers to student success by tackling differential outcomes for students most affected by significant differences in levels of retention, attainment, progression to postgraduate study and progression into work.

Event materials


Addressing barriers to student success
Sarah Howls, Head of Student Opportunity, HEFCE

Download the HEFCE_presentation as PDF (2,091 KB)

Maximising student success through the development of self-regulation
Professor Carol Evans, University of Southampton

Download the University of Southampton presentation as PDF (1,237 KB)

Raising awareness, raising aspiration: A targeted personal tutoring support programme for narrowing gaps in student achievement and ambition
Samuel Dent and Alison Stenton, University of Sheffield and King's College London

Download the University of Sheffield - RARA Presentation as PDF (866 KB)

Georgia Siora, Warwick Economics and Development

Download the WECD_evaluation_presentation as PDF (447 KB)

The Open University, the University of Leeds and Plymouth University: Embedding and sustaining inclusive STEM practices
Trevor Collins

Download the Open University presentation as PDF (1,146 KB)

Student attainment project
Professor Philip Plowden, Helen Hathaway, Professor Jenny Anderson and Esther Darby, University of Derby, Southampton Solent University and University of West London

Download the University of Derby presentation as PDF (1,229 KB)

Diversity and inclusion student ambassador programme: A student perspective
Cath Prescott, University of Manchester

Download the University of Manchester presentation as PDF (1,754 KB)

Equality Challenge Unit
Jessica Moody, Senior Policy Adviser

Download the ECU Presentation as PDF (231 KB)


Equality Challenge Unit

Higher Education Academy



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