Pre-entry Widening Participation programmes at the University of Glasgow: a study of success and impact on progression and retention. Neil Croll, Alison Browitt & Kelly Hedge-Holmes WP team, Recruitment and International Office. Outline. What is a Widening Participation student?
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Pre-entry Widening Participation programmes at the University of Glasgow: a study of success and impact on progression and retention.
Neil Croll, Alison Browitt & Kelly Hedge-Holmes
WP team, Recruitment and International Office
*Scottish Funding Council, Learning for All: Fifth update report on measure of success March 2011
Available at: http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/Our_Priorities_Access/Learning_for_All_2011.pdf
1 Walker, L, Matthew, B and Black, F, 2004. 'Widening access and student non-completion: an inevitable link? Evaluating the effects of the Top-Up Programme
on student completion', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 23: 1, 43 — 59
2 Croll, N. & Copsey, D., presented at Forum for Access & Continuing Education conference, 2005, University College Cork, Ireland
These preparation programmes appear even more effective when taking into account that the students in the comparator groups are generally less disadvantaged:
0-40% SIMD Top-Up = 52.5%
0-40% SIMD Summer School = 44.3%
0-40% SIMD GOALS no Top-Up = 42.0%
0-40% SIMD non-GOALS = 32.7%