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Update from Annette Hayton, NERUPI Convenor

Posted on: March 20, 2024

There are several exciting events coming up for NERUPI members and some from our partners, plus a set of updated resources that will be particularly helpful to those involved in Wave 2 APPs.


Following our event on March 11th NERUPI members can now access a set of revised materials to support APP planning and evaluation including the presentation from Heather Bowyer, Senior Officer at the OfS, who set out APP requirements and reflected on lessons learnt from WAVE 1 submissions and answered questions from participants.


I am pleased to say that, following our successful QAA funded pilot last year, NERUPI is able to offer the Peer Evaluation Course more widely. Designed for colleagues with some experience of evaluation the course provides opportunities to share and build expertise in different evaluation approaches and methods. The course combines collaborative learning with a process of Peer Review and will include: an initial, full day, in-person workshop in London; four online sessions; a two-day residential in Bath; conducting and receiving a Peer Review; a final, full day, in-person workshop in London. We have attached a flyer for you to pass on to colleagues.


The term ‘Decolonisation’ in higher education carries diverse meanings, presenting both challenges and opportunities. This conference emerged from discussions within the NERUPI Student and Staff Race and Ethnic Equity (SsREE) working group about the unexplained degree awarding gap between different ethnic groups. It became clear that a transformative approach was required focussing on innovative practice that fosters cultural shifts towards a more inclusive ethoe Hear from speakers spearheading decolonisation efforts and discover subject-specific approaches designed to revitalise the curriculum and transform the culture of higher education

DATA COLLECTON STRATEGIES: Part 2 BOOK HERE 13.00 – 15.00 April 25 online

This session will explore the contribution of administrative datasets to evaluations of intervention strategies. It will consider the challenges of using administrative data and the opportunities for gaining insights to inform access and participation activities. It is part of our series of Toolkit events for those who want to engage with evaluation in more depth.

Continuing the Conversation: Student Voice in Higher Education, Wednesday 8th May 2024 University of Sussex

We want this event to be an opportunity to share ideas, tackle challenges and learn from one another! If you're interested in running a session or have an idea for a workshop theme, please fill in this form. We're looking for workshop-style sessions that:Involve students in the design and delivery; are interactive and collaborative; bring new/different ideas or ways of working We're really keen to make this a collaborative experience, so if you have an idea for a theme but would like someone to co-deliver it with, please do indicate this on the form as we have a network of student voice practitioners who we can help facilitate links with. We also very much welcome input from students into the conference!. The deadline for submissions is 31 March. You can also sign up for the conference here.

The Role of Student Ambassadors in Collaborative Outreach Work, 4 July 2024 University of Suffolk

University student ambassadors play a significant role in supporting the outreach activity of Higher Education (HE) systems in the UK and internationally. This event considers the ways in which ambassadors are working with schools and will include presentations on research evidence and practice from the UK and other international settings. Exploring the rich potential of collaboration and co-construction will be a focus of the day. Widening participation practitioners, student ambassadors, teachers, teacher trainers, trainee teachers, careers advisors and representatives from other organisations are all welcome to attend.

BOOK HERE to reserve your place