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Higher Education Academy launches Research Seminar Series

Tue 3rd Mar, 2009

The Higher Education Academy will next week, Monday 9 March, begin its UK-wide 2009 Research Seminar Series entitled Access and Success for All.  This second series, offered by the Academy in association with Action on Access and Equality Challenge Unit, builds on the success of the first seminar series delivered in 2007-8 as part of the work of the Disability Equality Partnership.

The seminars are hosted by 19 institutions across the UK, covering four inter-related strands this year:

• inclusive practices to promote equality for disabled students
• effective approaches to widening access
• enhancing student retention and/or success
• improving the degree attainment of students from Black and minority ethnic groups.

As a requirement of participation, host institutions will produce a briefing paper which will be made available through the Academy’s widening participation research service (WPRS).  This service offers support to all staff in higher education with a widening participation or inclusion remit and provides access to research information, services and resources to support success throughout the student lifecycle.

Places at each seminar are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  There is no charge for places.

A full list of the seminars, along with booking details, can be found here.