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Here you can find the details of our most recent research projects and impact evaluations.
In this project, Aimhigher West Midlands, together with Prof. Chris Millward, aim to understand the characteristics of the ethnicity awarding gap across the West Midlands region, what universities are doing to tackle it and what they have learned from this (i.e. what appears to work in which context).
The gap in the West Midlands region resembles the national gap, where White learners are more likely to be awarded a first or upper-second class degree than learners from other ethnic backgrounds. This gap is particularly pronounced between White and Black students.READ THE REPORT READ THE HEPI BLOGPOST
The National Outreach Coverage Project is a collaborative research project which examines the coverage of outreach delivery across England.
The following resources provide the outputs from this project and can be downloaded using the links below:
The resources can be used to:
The project used data collected by three tracker services: Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT), Aimhigher West Midlands and East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP) and data from large third sector organisations not currently using a tracking service.
The Outreach Coverage Dataset provides details of outreach activities delivered per school or further education (FE) college in England between 2017/18 and 2019/20.
If you’d like to view the launch webinar for the project, you can do so here.
If you have any questions or feedback on the dataset, please email email@example.com.
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