The next ARC event will be a research symposium on May 3rd at MMU from 2 to 4pm, run on behalf of Aimhigher Research Network. Designed for both practitioners and researchers, this free to attend event features three presentations illustrating different approaches to evaluating outreach and access strategies and space for discussion. We are also seeking to develop a listing of current research and evaluation interests in the territory of widening participation, access to higher education and supporting vulnerable student retention – including the work being done by practitioners, academics and students. For information about the listing click here ARN Symposium. To book on the event go to the online booking form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FFLPR5L
Following the publication of the report of Jo Wiggan’s review of the ASPIRE programme in Sydney, Australia, ARC has now completed some of the individual school reports, a sample of which is available free to download here The ASPIRE Programme in JJ Cahill. For more information on Jo’s review of the programme contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARC Network is pleased to announce that one of its Directors, John Sanders, has been appointed as a member of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) Access Recognition and Licensing Committee. As well as its general role in relation to UK HE standards and quality, QAA also has a specific remit for regulating and developing Access to HE courses and providing advice to government in this area. John said, ”I am delighted to contribute to this important strand of HE access work, drawing my broad experience in community education, Open College Networks, the Open University and Aimhigher”.