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NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 1
NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 1
Emily Lamont, Kelly Kettlewell and Helen Aston May 2014, Research Report

Realising Opportunities (RO) is a unique collaboration of leading universities, working together to encourage and support the 'most able but least likely' students to apply to research intensive universities.



NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 2
NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 2
Kelly Kettlewell and Helen Aston May 2014, Research Report

[p]Realising Opportunities (RO) is a unique collaboration of leading universities, working together to encourage and support the 'most able but least likely' students to apply to research intensive universities.[/p]



NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 3
NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities - Cohort 3
Kelly Kettlewell and Helen Aston May 2014, Research Report

[p]NFER has undertaken an evaluation of the first three cohorts of Realising Opportunities (RO), beginning in 2009.[/p]



Hidden talents: A statistical review of destinations of young graduates
Hidden talents: A statistical review of destinations of young graduates
Palak Mehta and Simon Rutt August 2012, Research Report

This Higher Education Statistics Authority report was commissioned by the LGA to look at information on the students' employment status six months after leaving HE.



NFER Pupil Voice April 2012: Survey of students about university entrance
NFER Pupil Voice April 2012: Survey of students about university entrance
Robert Smith and Bernadetta Brzyska August 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey

Research commissioned by The Sutton Trust to survey pupils in year 10-13 in England about their aspirations and plans for Higher Education.



An Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort 3 and school/college link views
An Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort 3 and school/college link views
Emily Lamont, Palak Mehta, Jane Nicholas and Helen Aston April 2012, Research Report

An evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme involving a survey of representatives from the schools from which RfE students had been drawn about their views of the programme.



Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Longitudinal report for cohorts 1 and 2
Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Longitudinal report for cohorts 1 and 2
Kelly Kettlewell, Emily Lamont and Helen Aston April 2012, Research Report

This report is the longitudinal report for cohort 1, year 2 and cohort 2, year 1 of the NFER Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence.



An evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort one
An evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort one
Emily Lamont, Lamont E , Flack J et al April 2012, Research Report

The report forms the Cohort 1 end of the NFER Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence Programme (2007 to 2012).



Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme, cohort one: Longitudinal report
Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme, cohort one: Longitudinal report
Joshua Flack, Matthew Walker, Emily Lamont and Anne Wilkin April 2012, Research Report

RFTZ01 - The report forms is the cohort 1 longitudinal report of the NFER Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence Programme (2007 to 2012).



An Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort two
An Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence programme: Cohort two
Emily Lamont, Joshua Flack and Anne Wilkin April 2012, Research Report

This report is the cohort 2 end of programme evaluation, which forms part of the NFER Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence Programme.



Do I really need a degree? The impact of tuition fee increases on young people's attitudes towards the need for qualifications
Do I really need a degree? The impact of tuition fee increases on young people's attitudes towards the need for qualifications
Tom Benton February 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey

This report explores young people’s responses to questions on whether they think they need qualifications to be successful and on their attitudes to staying out of debt and saving money.



Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: A validity study. Final report
Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: A validity study. Final report
Catherine Kirkup, Rebecca Wheater, Jo Morrison et al December 2010, Research Report

The final report detailing the findings from a validity study into the use of an aptitude test in university entrance.



Use of an aptitude test in university entrance - a validity study: Updated analyses of higher education destinations, including 2007 entrants
Use of an aptitude test in university entrance - a validity study: Updated analyses of higher education destinations, including 2007 entrants
Catherine Kirkup, Rebecca Wheater, Jo Morrison and Ben Durbin February 2010, Research Report

This report updates the initial findings from the analysis of the 2006 HE entry data to include students who entered higher education in 2007.



Collaborative good practice between local authorities and the further education sector
Collaborative good practice between local authorities and the further education sector
Tami McCrone, Clare Southcott and Kelly Evans September 2009, Research Report

This report examines nine case studies of good practice drawing out the key elements of collaboration that work to improve outcomes for young people.



Mapping the terrain: 16-19 transfer funding
Mapping the terrain: 16-19 transfer funding
Tami McCrone, Gill Featherstone and Tamsin Chamberlain July 2009, Research Report

This research aimed to establish LAs’ and providers’ early experiences of the 16-19 funding transfer, to inform future progress in terms of workforce capacity issues.



Evaluation of the impact of Aimhigher and widening participation outreach programmes on learner attainment and progression: Interim report
Evaluation of the impact of Aimhigher and widening participation outreach programmes on learner attainment and progression: Interim report
Rowena Passy, Marian Morris and Julia Waldman March 2009, Research Report

HEFCE have commissioned the NFER to assess the contribution that Aimhigher and other widening participation outreach initiatives are making to improvements in attainment and progression.



Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: a validity study. 2008 update
Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: a validity study. 2008 update
Catherine Kirkup, Rebecca Wheater, Ian Schagen et al February 2009, Research Report

Research into the use of an aptitude test in university entrance, looking at differences between students according to A level subjects.



European Union students studying in English higher education
European Union students studying in English higher education
Marian Morris, Simon Rutt and Helen Robertson May 2008, Research Report

This study aimed to identify the pathways, intentions and relevant perceptions of (non-UK) European Union students entering English higher education.



The impact of 14-16 year olds on further education colleges
The impact of 14-16 year olds on further education colleges
Tamaris McCrone, Pauline Wade and Sarah Golden November 2007, Research Report

This project was undertaken as a Research and Development funded project for NFER between April and November 2007, involving case-study visits to five FE colleges.



The impact of 14-19 year olds on further education colleges: Executive summary
The impact of 14-19 year olds on further education colleges: Executive summary
Pauline Wade, Sarah Golden and Tami McCrone November 2007, Research Summary

This project was undertaken as a Research and Development funded project for NFER, between April and November 2007 involving case-study visits to five FE college.



Preliminary stages of a validity study of the use of an aptitude test in university entrance
Preliminary stages of a validity study of the use of an aptitude test in university entrance
Chris Whetton, Ian Schagen, Catherine Kirkup et al September 2007, Research Report

This is a report on the first stages of a research study to examine the validity of an aptitude test in higher education admissions in England.



Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: A validity study
Use of an aptitude test in university entrance: A validity study
Catherine Kirkup, Rebecca Wheater, Ian Schagen et al May 2007, Research Report

This is the first report of a research study to examine the validity of an aptitude test in higher education admissions.



Evaluation of the Carmarthenshire Lifelong Learning Network
Evaluation of the Carmarthenshire Lifelong Learning Network
Robert Smith, Robat Powell and Gareth Jones December 2006, Research Report

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Carmarthenshire Lifelong Learning Network.



Post-16 education: Shining a light on the effects of different local patterns of provision
Post-16 education: Shining a light on the effects of different local patterns of provision
Ian Schagen and Chris Savory May 2006, Article

This article looks at existing post-16 provision in England and how differences in these patterns can affect attainment.



Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Survey of Higher Education providers 2004
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Survey of Higher Education providers 2004
Hazel Pennell, Anne West and Audrey Hind November 2005, Research Report

The aim of this survey was to gather information about the relevant activities that had been undertaken by higher education providers as part of their widening participation initiatives.



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