Welcome to our Spotlight On Series.
Blog Posts that aim to highlight good practice and support from colleagues at Hallam.
Today: Access and Participation: an overview of Hallam’s 5-year plan to address student inequalities; and where to find data and insight about your course.
Claire Walsh, Head of Academic Development & Inclusivity, Lizzie Morgan, Strategy and Policy Manager, Strategy, Policy and Insight and Simon Reade, Insight & Intelligence Manager, Strategy, Policy and Insight.
68% of all and 71% of new students at Hallam in 2018/19 were from groups who have been defined as “underrepresented in higher education”. Last year the Office for Students, who regulate HE in England, launched a “bold new approach” to Access and Participation to achieve: “transformational change…[so that] future generations have equal opportunities to access and succeed in higher education (HE), and to achieve successful and rewarding careers.”
Participants were given an overview on and encouraged to read:
- HE policy around access and participation
- Sheffield Hallam’s five-year plan to add our largest inequalities
- Refer to Academic Essentials – Hallam Resources A-Z – see section A – Access and Participation Plan
- Where to find data and insight about your course
- Refer to Academic Essentials – Hallam Resources A-Z – see section S – The Source
- Sheffield Hallam’s five-year Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25
- Sheffield Hallam’s The Source
- Office for Students pages on Access and Participation;
- Previous access and participation plans;
- Recording of the session 10th December 2020;
- University planning framework and strategic steer – refer to Academic Essentials – Hallam Resources A-Z – see section U