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Praxis makes perfect: Developing research-informed widening participation practice

By FACE  /  September 4, 2020
In this article, Chris Bayes and Martin Walker at Lancaster University share a case study of applying research-informed practice in...
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Enhancing ‘possible selves’ through coaching: A tool for fair access and participation

By FACE  /  September 4, 2020
Despite progress being made across the sector to close the gaps in equality of opportunity to access higher education (HE),...
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FACE webinar series on mature and part-time learners in the pandemic: Session one materials

By FACE  /  August 10, 2020
Webinar one In our first webinar on 20 July, Ann-Marie Karadia from the Quality Assurance Agency and Dr. John Butcher...
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If the ‘niche activism’ supports the community and helps widen participation – count us in

By FACE  /  August 10, 2020
An untimely attack on Students' Unions ‘The funding of student unions should be proportionate and focused on serving the needs...
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Communities: A renewed priority for outreach?

By FACE  /  July 6, 2020
Outreach work has never been easy but is currently under pressure as never before. Higher education providers are urgently refreshing...
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Bend me, shape me: The need for flexible pedagogies in HE is clearer than ever

By FACE  /  July 6, 2020
Most universities remain insufficiently flexible in meeting the needs of all learners The period since lockdown was introduced in the...
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Why widening participation matters more than ever: View from the Scottish HE sector

By FACE  /  June 9, 2020
Supporting and increasing access for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds is more important than ever. No learners will be left unscathed...
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Working from home as a Widening Participation Graduate Intern

By FACE  /  June 8, 2020
Adapting to working from home as a Graduate Intern has been both challenging and rewarding; it is not something that...
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Understanding the educational trajectories of young people from target wards

By FACE  /  June 3, 2020
In this post, Dr Neil Raven discusses the findings of a recent piece of research exploring the educational trajectories of...
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6000+ aspiring medics register for online alternative to work experience

By FACE  /  May 31, 2020
In April the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) launched a free online interactive video platform - Observe GP – to...
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Participatory Pedagogy in a pandemic: Co-designing a new student experience

By FACE  /  May 3, 2020
Higher education has seen tremendous change in a very short space of time. The student experience might be permanently altered...
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Remembering Emily

By FACE  /  May 3, 2020
One of the most valuable aspects of FACE has always been its commitment to community and collaboration. Therefore, I am...
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HE in lockdown: Same storm, different boats?

By FACE  /  May 3, 2020
I don’t know what I was expecting work to be like as we raced with a sudden urgency into the...
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Staying apart should bring us closer together

By FACE  /  April 7, 2020
It is evident the Coronavirus epidemic will lead to some long term, systemic changes to the way government and society...
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How well are our universities equipped to engage all students in an online experience?

By FACE  /  April 6, 2020
Like many programme and module leaders across the UK and the world, staff at the London School of Hygiene &...
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The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE)

By FACE  /  March 30, 2020
If you are an adult learning professional and want to learn from others outside of the UK context, the Electronic...
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Important announcement regarding the 2020 FACE conference

By FACE  /  March 26, 2020
Dear FACE Members and Colleagues We write to you in our respective capacities as Professor Verity Brown, PVC (Impact and...
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Using reflective diaries to evaluate a multi-engagement outreach programme: A case study

By FACE  /  February 28, 2020
In this post, Jo Astley and Luke Gordon-Calvert discuss how they introduced reflective diaries as an evaluation tool in the...
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Guide to Writing a Widening Participation Blog Post

By FACE  /  February 27, 2020
A core part of FACE’s mission is to amplify the voices of those working across the sector to widen participation...
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The Place of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning: A Vision for 2020 and Beyond

By FACE  /  February 27, 2020
The programme for the 2020 annual FACE Conference is beginning to take shape with a range of innovative and informative...
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