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Update from Annette Hayton, NERUPI Convenor

Posted on: March 28, 2022

We are now booking for our next NERUPI members' event on 24 May so EMBEDDING THE NERUPI FRAMEWORK IN YOUR ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION PLAN I This half-day event, aimed at access and participation managers and evaluators, will explore how the NERUPI framework can be used to develop and embed an evaluation strategy that will provide a rigorous and objective evidence base across institutional access and participation activity. There will be an ongoing NERUPI Working Group to support members writing their new plans.

The next BAME student experiences working group meeting will be on Tuesday 7th June from 10am – 11.30am and will be held online (via Teams). If you are interested in joining or have anyone within your team or institution who would like to become an active member, please get in touch with Chantelle Cummings by emailing nerupi@bath.ac.uk Topics for the next meeting will include an update on the Culturally Sensitive Curriculum Scale Project as well as a lightning talk by one member’s BAME Student Experiences Survey results.

Our next event exploring the resources on the Members' area of the NERUPI website is When do we evaluate? which will take place online on 6 June. This will start to tackle that tricky question of managing the intensity and frequency of evaluation for widening participation interventions.

We have reserved the Friends House, London Euston for the NERUPI Convention 2022 on the 14th September and will be in touch shortly with the call for papers. The theme will be Higher Education working with schools and colleges to raise attainment and I am pleased to say that John Blake, Director of Fair Access and Participation will be speaking.