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Evaluation and recommendations

The focus of our work is to educate, advise and inspire students to consider higher education, especially those who may not have previously considered it an option.​ We have compiled recommendations based on our in-depth analyses​ of the outreach activity we undertake.

Our objectives

Feedback after Outreach participation

85% learnt new information

92% would choose university

86% found sessions interesting

(Based on 23,175 evaluations analysed from Sept 2015 – Dec 2018)

Our recommendations for supporting learners in making informed choices

Attend an aspiration day.Engage with Subject Specific Activity.
Attend HE information sessions with Outreach.Attend a subject taster with an academic.
Involve learners with widening participation characteristics.
Learn to apply to university with personal statements workshop or UCAS sessions.
Participate in a residential or a summer school.Participate in one of our conferences, a residential or summer school.
Multiple progressive activities based on students’ age and stage
“I loved the lectures and activities, specifically the help with personal statements, portfolios and UCAS. I met the most fantastic people, the staff were brilliant, it was fun, educational, and has without a doubt helped me to finalise my decisions about university.”

Our evaluations:​

We also subscribe to the Higher Education Access Tracker [HEAT] in addition to other universities, to help monitor and evaluate the impact of our outreach activities. As a member institution, we contribute data towards their annual individual and aggregate reports, tracking students who have participated in outreach activities.


You can get in touch with the outreach team using the options below​.​


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