IntoUniversity is an educational programme, funded by the Sutton Trust, aimed at children and young people who are most at risk of failing to meet their potential to go to university due to economic, social, cultural or linguistic disadvantage. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of IntoUniversity on individual young people. More specifically, the evaluation aimed to take account of whether there had been a generally positive impact on young people and whether their participation in the programme had affected their future educational aspirations.
The main finding from the evaluation was that the IntoUniversity programme did have a positive impact on the young people who took part in the study. It did this in three ways:
- by providing academic support and helping to develop the skills necessary to achieve the grades needed for university entrance
- by fostering the disposition to learn and encouraging children and young people to develop positive attitudes to learning, for example increased self-esteem, motivation and goal-directedness
- by developing children and young people’s social skills, for example communication skills and social competence in a variety of different social contexts.
Sponsor(s): The Sutton Trust
How to cite this publication:
White, K., Eames, A. and Sharp, C. (2007). A Qualitative Evaluation of the IntoUniversity Programme. Slough: NFER.
White, K., Eames, A. and Sharp, C. (2007). A Qualitative Evaluation of the IntoUniversity Programme: Executive Summary. Slough: NFER.