AccessHE-Queen Mary University of London evaluation resources

Together with colleagues at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), AccessHE has produced a literature review on the effectiveness of two commonplace widening participation interventions: general higher education information, advice and guidance (HE IAG) activities, and pre-access mentoring. The review summarises existing evidence on the impact of these interventions and will be of use to staff in higher education who are developing theories of change for new outreach activities.

At a time when new Access and Participation Plans are being written across London, it is crucial that higher education providers take an evidence-informed approach to their widening participation work. We hope that this literature review will complement other resources such as TASO’s recent report on the impact of face-to-face summer schools and add to our understanding of ‘what works’ in widening participation to higher education.

The literature review forms part of a wider collaborative project between AccessHE and QMUL to develop evaluation resources for our members. You can find more information about this in the menu tabs above.

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Published: December 2023