Designed for Widening Participation professionals
NERUPI is a partnership of HE institutions, collaborative outreach partnerships and other organisations working together to create a new approach to evaluation using the framework developed by Annette Hayton, University of Bath and Dr Andrew Bengry, Bath Spa University.
The requirement to assess the impact of widening participation and equity interventions is growing. Funders, researchers, managers and practitioners are all keen to know whether activities are having an effect. But measuring impact is not straightforward, particularly in this field where context is so critical and activities are frequently tailored for certain groups. Nevertheless it is important that interventions have clear aims related to the underlying reasons for inequalities as well providing a sound basis for delivery. The praxis-based NERUPI Framework achieves this by putting insights from both academic research and practical experience at its heart.
Crawford et al 2017OFFA
The NERUPI framework provides a very rigorous theoretically-informed methodology for linking WP aims and objectives to impact evidence
Sam BaileyMake Happen Essex NCOP
[The NERUPI Framework] has been a really useful learning experience so far and instrumental in the development of our Progression Framework
National Collaborative Outreach Project Evaluation TeamCFE Research
We would encourage WIN NCOP to continue to use, update and refine this framework as a working document and tool to monitor how the project evolves and keep sight of objectives
Anna AnthonyHEAT Senior Analyst
The NERUPI aims can be easily incorporated into HEAT, allowing quick and consistent coding of all new and historical activities
Helen SmithNCOP Project Director York & North Yorkshire
Great to be part of such a supportive community, a place where practitioners and academics come together to really try and find out 'what works' in terms of widening participation
- 1. Design Plan a university outreach activity
- 2. Evaluate Evaluate using NERUPI’s 5 over-arching aims
- 3. Report Report success in a consistent and formulated way