We are pleased to announce our draft programme is available here.
To register for the event please click here.
The Open University, and Queen’s University Belfast widening participation teams, with the support of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) and Network for Researching and Evaluating University Participation Interventions (NERUPI), invite you to attend this one-day event, which seeks to address some of the challenges HE providers are facing in evaluating their widening participation initiatives, and to explore some of the alternative evaluation methods being adopted. Evidence-based practice is increasingly being prioritised by Governments across the four nations of the UK with increasing pressure on HE providers to demonstrate the impact of their widening participation spend. This presents challenges for many, as outreach initiatives are rarely undertaken in isolation, with targeted participants in schools ranging in age from primary through to secondary. Evaluation of the impact of outreach aimed at those returning to learning after a long period away from education presents similar challenges, made particularly difficult as the target group is likely to be dispersed across a range of settings. A drive towards the use of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to overcome some of these challenges has been questioned, particularly around the ethics around targeting specific individuals for ‘treatment’ and which potentially excludes others who may be equally deserving of ‘treatment’.
This workshop will be of interest to:
Confirmed speakers are:-
The cost of the workshop is just £99, which will include lunch and refreshments.
If you are a member of staff at one of the organising Institutions, you are entitled to a 10% discount (Queen’s University Belfast, the Open University, or staff working at institutions who are members of FACE or NERUPI). If so, please register using the discounted ticket option in the link at the top of the page.