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Welcome to the January issue of GHWY's Newsletter for HE Providers.

We're excited to have launched our new Research Analysis Forum, which you can read more about below. In this issue we also cast an eye over our main achievements in 2019, and some of our key projects for the coming year. 

As always, if you have any good news stories or upcoming events you'd like to share from your institution then please get in touch.
 
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Research Analysis Forum launched to support collaborative evidence based practice

We have launched a new opportunity for partners to contribute to and learn from a collaborative evidence base.

Members of the Research Analysis Forum will review and summarise the learning from pertinent academic papers and research reports within a facilitated online structure.

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Supporting young fathers into HE

An information leaflet that supports young fathers with HE interests has been produced by Leeds Trinity University and Young Dads Collective North.

The booklet is one of the outcomes of a collaborative project between the two organisations called 'Young Fathers: Higher Education Experiences'.

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Reflecting on GHWY's 2019 achievements and looking ahead

2019 has been another successful year for GHWY, with our collaborative activities building on and developing our key objective to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education for those from under-represented groups.

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Growth in apprenticeships: fair or fake?

Tom Richmond, former advisor to Skills Ministers, claims that over £1bn has been wasted on 'fake apprenticeships'.

Tony Rex responds with a comment about the growth in apprenticeships at Wakefield College.

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A consideration of some GCSE attainment data by Equality Protected Characteristics groups and Widening Participation factors
 
Curious about the size and scale of the cohort Leeds Arts University has to reach and target through WP engagement, Martell Baines examined the GOV.UK datasets of GCSE attainment and the annual reports from the Joint Council for Qualifications websites.

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The first step of the HE journey

When: Tuesday, 31 March between 10.30am-3.30pm
Where: UCL, London

Hear from UCAS about the new tick box for estranged applicants to self-identify and their project around offering support at pre-application stage.

The conference is being run in collaboration with Stand Alone.

Further information and to register for a place.
 
 
 
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