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22 Nov 2023

Employability and Progression


This NERUPI event explored some of the wider issues affecting student employability and progression as well as providing up-to-date, research based information on the value of a degree in the current labour market. Examples of interesting practice were shared by NERUPI members who are working to support the employability and progression of their students, and delegates worked together to identify key elements of an effective intervention strategy for student progression.

04 Oct 2023

Working with the NERUPI Framework and the EORR


This practically-focussed event introduced the mechanics of the NERUPI framework and how it relates to the EORR, as well as a demonstration of the updated NERUPI Framework Template which includes quick links to the EORR. It also included the launch of the new NERUPI Theory of Change Template and a presentation of the revised NERUPI question bank including institutional indicators.

13 Sep 2023

NERUPI Convention 2023: The Power of Partnership

Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

The creation of a more equitable higher education system is the ambition of many in the sector but achieving it can be challenging. Meaningful change requires a cultural transformation which cannot be realised by working in isolation. Collaborations and partnerships can support the change process enabling us to learn from diverse experiences, share expertise and develop new insights. At this event members heard from John Blake, Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students, learnt about some of the excellent partnership work that is already taking place and explored how research and evaluation could contribute to greater equity and inclusion.

12 Jun 2023

NERUPI Expert Session on Evaluation

Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ from 09.30 to 15.30

The renewed emphasis on evaluation from the Office for Students and others requiring evidence of impact increases the need for well planned, appropriate and effective evaluation. At this free, in-person event NERUPI members will have the opportunity to explore some of the current issues that will need to be considered during the planning process.

07 Jun 2023

The Influence of Geographical Location on Participation in Higher Education

Online (TEAMS) from 09.45 to 13.15

Universities, colleges and outreach partnerships are increasingly taking into account the regional context in which people live when considering their educational progression. This event examined the complex relationship between the geographical and socio-economic factors that might influence an individual’s capacity to access educational opportunities. Participants learned from leading academics about their research in this field, heard examples of current practice from colleagues working in regional-based initiatives and explored strategies for supporting the educational progression of people whilst taking into account the regional context in which they live.

20 Apr 2023

NERUPI APP Working Group with John Blake, Director for Fair Access and Participation at the OfS

On the 20th April John Blake, the Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students, joined us at a meeting of the NERUPI Access and Participation Plan Working Group. Listen to John discussing the most recent updates to the Access and Participation Plan Guidance and responding to questions from our Working Group members that Annette Hayton put to him during this session.

29 Mar 2023

Fostering Meaningful Student Voice


As part of its strategy for 2022-23 the OfS requires HEIs to take account of Student Voice and engage with students in an impactful way to widen participation. This NERUPI event will explore current strategies for eliciting student views, consider the limitations of different systems and identify the role that research and evaluation can play in making student voice meaningful.

22 Mar 2023

Student Ambassadors Supporting Underrepresented Groups in Higher Education

Online (TEAMS)

NERUPI, the University of Suffolk and the Erasmus+ DIPLOMA project invite you and student ambassadors or mentors who work with you on the delivery of widening participation initiatives to participate in this international online conference. Unlike in the UK, including students in outreach work with under-represented groups is not yet standard practice in the European Union. The DIPLOMA project is developing models of cross-sector working to encourage the wider use of student ambassadors along with a package of training modules for student ambassadors to engage, connect and empower the young people that they work with.