Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme

Dunne, Elisabeth and Lowe, Tom and Sims, Stuart and Luebsen, Wilko and Guggiari-Peel, Chris (2017) Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 3 (1). pp. 18-23. ISSN 2055-4990

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The REACT programme was designed to make a significant impact on student engagement and the student experience in the Higher Education (HE) sector in England and Wales over a two-year period, from July 2015 to July 2017. The focus, in particular, was on the engagement of so-called ‘hard to reach’ students, and the programme included: investigation into the term ‘hard to reach’ and a consideration of which students are characterised in this way; a formal research project looking at links between student engagement, retention and attainment; and a development programme as a collaboration between fifteen UK universities. Outcomes from each of these were disseminated at a final conference at the University of Winchester in May 2017, where practice and findings from the programme as a whole were shared. The programme also included the creation of a website of case studies and tools for use by the sector. The programme was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and was formally evaluated by an external team from GuildHE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student engagement; student experience; higher education; hard-to-reach
Subjects: X Education > X342 Academic studies in higher education
Departments: Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care > Education Studies
Depositing User: Tom Lowe
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 15:49
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 15:49

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