Jo Wiggans has been appointed to the board of Manchester’s Halle Orchestra to bring her experience of educational outreach work. The Halle’s education team offers fantastic projects for talented young people and has ideas to extend their outreach when their new rehearsal space in Ancoats opens next year. Jo says it will be a privilege to contribute to widening access to the wonders of a world-class orchestra.
ARC Network has been busy over the summer and early autumn period, producing three research syntheses for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) based on the Widening Access and Student Retention and Success (WASRS) national archive. The archive hosted by HEA, contains key publications and research from Aimhigher and a number of HEFCE funded national programmes. The site (http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/retention-archives) includes a search facility and a range of publications created by, or in association with, five recent national programmes including the national Aimhigher programme.