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Research into widening participation at the University of Edinburgh: the student’s perspective

A qualitative project exploring first and third year students’ experiences of studying at five Schools at the University of Edinburgh.

Summary

This qualitative project explores first and third year students’ experiences of studying at five Schools at the University of Edinburgh. It consists of 20 focus groups with 64 students, and includes Scottish and RUK students from both widening participation and traditional backgrounds. It aims to identify the factors that contribute to successful outcomes (academic and social) and provide the basis for the development of strategies to address the issue. This is the third in a series of projects exploring widening participation at the University, and builds on Linda Croxford’s work on progression and degree outcomes at the University, and Cathy Howieson’s work exploring staff’s views of widening participation.

Two recent projects in the same series:

Linda Croxford - ACCESS1: Widening Participation at the University of Edinburgh: entry, progression and degree outcomes

Cathy Howieson - ACCESS2: The progression and outcomes of widening participation students at the University of Edinburgh: the staff perspective

 

Start date Jan 2015
End date July 2015

Funder

Reach, University of Edinburgh

Lead researcher

Events

Gearing Up for Transitions Conference, University of Edinburgh (2.3.2016) - "Widening Participation at the University of Edinburgh: The staff perspective", presentation by Cathy Howieson and Sarah Minty

Widening Access Seminar - Scottish HE: Getting in & Getting on (1.12.2015)