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Writing Programme for Equity & Widening Participation Practitioners

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education is pleased to open applications for a one year Writing Programme for Equity & Widening Participation Practitioners

It is increasingly important that higher education institutions demonstrate the impact of equity and widening participation initiatives, including strategies to support access, transition and retention of students from historically under-represented backgrounds.

One way to achieve this is through greater integration of practitioner led evaluations and academic evaluations of equity and widening participation practice.

The University of Newcastle, Australia in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University, UK and the Office for Fair Access, UK, have developed a writing programme to enhance the relationship between equity and widening participation practitioners and academics.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • enhance the relationship between widening participation practitioners and academics
  • raise the profile of robust evaluation of widening participation activity nationally and internationally
  • support widening participation practitioners to present evaluations of their practice in refereed academic journals, enabling practitioners and academics to share their work with broader audiences.

In 2017 there are 14 places available in the one year writing programme in Australia, in which equity and widening participation practitioners will be mentored by leading academics in the field.

Detailed information on the programme, including an outline of the workshop topics, dates and locations, can be found in the attached document below and the online application form is available at this link: http://bit.ly/ceeheEOI

Applications for the one year programme close 8am Monday 20 February, with the first workshop being held on Thursday 30 March