Evaluating Equity & Widening Participation in Higher Education
18 September 2018 from 4.30 – 6.00
University of Bath in London, 83 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ES
You are warmly invited to the launch of ‘Evaluating Equity & Widening Participation in Higher Education’ Edited by: Penny-Jane Burke, Annette Hayton and Jacqueline Stevenson. Published by: Trentham, London, 2018.
Book contributors: Matt Lumb, Catherine Dilnot, Vikki Boliver, Claire Callender, Heidi Safia Mirza,
Nicola Ingram, Jessica Abrahams, Ann-Marie Bathmaker.
‘Thank goodness! A book that moves us beyond what works to what matters in evaluating equity in higher education.
— Trevor Gale, Professor of Education Policy and Social Justice, University of Glasgow
This rich collection shows it is possible to combine rigorous evaluation with critical research and also advocacy and progressive practice.’
— Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education
Rae Tooth, Head of Strategy and Change at the UK’s Office for Students
Dr Sarah O’Shea, Associate Professor in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education University of Wollongong, Australia
Dr Richard Waller, Associate Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of the West of England.
The launch is free to attend and open to all, and will be followed by a reception.
Our publishers,Trentham Books, IOE, will be at the book lauch and discounted copies of the book
will be available for sale or order.
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Dr Sarah O’Shea is an Associate Professor in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education in the School of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience teaching in universities as well as the vocational and Adult Education sector, she has also published widely on issues related to educational access and equity. In 2016, Sarah was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery project exploring the persistence and retention of university students across Australia, UK and Ireland. Sarah works within a qualitative framework and has drawn upon narrative inquiry and grounded theory in her research activities.
Rae Tooth is Head of Strategy and Change at the UK’s Office for Students, and prior to that in the same role for the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). In her role she collaborates with the sector to identify what research is needed to best enhance policy and guidance on good practice, and commissions research to support policy development and the broader understanding of widening participation and fair access. Rachael also worked on secondment for the University of Warwick in the Strategy and Change team over a five month period, and for the Higher Education Funding Council for England working directly with institutions before moving into more policy focused roles.
Dr Richard Waller is Associate Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of the West of England. He has worked for the National Union of Students, the civil service, and, extensively, in both Further and Higher Education including undertaking widening participation work for the University of Bristol. His research focuses on WP, he was a founder member of the western WP research cluster, he is on the editorial board of four journals, and a trustee of the British Sociological Association, for whom he has previously been Education Study Group convenor and conference stream co-ordinator