London Metropolitan University Research Institutes


Widening Participation: Synthesis of International Evidence

Funded by

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)


April 2007- April 2008


The aim of the project is to identify, evaluate and analyse international evidence of good practice in widening participation in HE amongst under-represented groups, in order to demonstrate how they might best be operationalised in an English context.

The project consists of 3 stages:

  • Evidence Framework: An extensive search of international grey and published literature on widening participation, This evidence will then be evaluated, sorted and classified thematically
  • Conceptual Framework: A model will be developed to demonstrate how far these initiatives are applicable to England
  • Application Framework: This will identify those initiatives which are potentially most useful to England, with an analysis of their costs, benefits and risks


Project Team

Jocey Quinn
Kuyok Abol Kuyok
Sarah Minty
with expert advice from: Alistair Ross, Merryn Hutchings, Carole Leathwood, Jocelyn Robson of IPSE and Liz Thomas of the HE Academy)


Jocey Quinn


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