SUBJECT CHOICE, ATTAINMENT AND REPRESENTATION IN COMPUTING PROJECT (SCARICOMP)
Funded by the Nuffield Foundation (2021-2024)
The Subject choice, attainment and representation in computing project (SCARICOMP) will explore factors that influence female participation and performance in secondary school level computing education with a particular focus on computer science (CS) exams.
EXPLORING EVALUATION WICKED ISSUES WITH THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR (as part of the Evaluation Collective)
Funded by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) (2023-2024)
This project will bring together colleagues from within the Evaluation Collective to collate and respond to evaluation ‘wicked issues’ posed by staff or students.
SUPPORTING THE IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS (SIDUS)
Funded by Imperial College London (2020-2022)
The Supporting the Identity Development of Underrepresented Students (SIDUS) project aims to promote inclusion and supporting success for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) students from underrepresented groups at university.
Additional funding by Advance HE (2022) through their Collaborative Development Fund.
STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN STEM DEGREES (SESTEM)
Funded by University of Reading (2018-2021)
The Student Experiences in STEM (SESTEM) project aims to better understand the experiences of undergraduate students in STEM degrees, especially those who self-consider as from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The long-term goal is to understand and eventually develop strategies or resources to reduce the ethnicity awarding gap at university. The project ran from October 2018 for three years. Click here for the publications.
MAPPING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT (idealstudent.org)
Funded by British Academy/Leverhulme Trust (2017-2019)
This project unveiled the characteristics of the ‘ideal’ university learner from the perspectives of students and staff in higher education. By understanding how the ‘ideal’ learner is constructed in specific contexts, expectations of students will be made more explicit and transparent, which are central to inclusive and diverse learning and teaching practices. For more information, click here.
COMPUTING EDUCATION IN ENGLAND
Understanding participation and outcomes of the secondary computing curriculum in England, especially at GCSE and A-level. Read our 2018 report here
CAREER READINESS OF UNDERGRADUATES
Two small initiatives to explore the career readiness of undergraduate students for life after university, especially for the employment market (2018-2020).
HIGH-ACHIEVING NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
A series of pilot studies looking into the academic success of high-achieving non-traditional ('HANT') students, focusing on social science students and staff (2015-2017).
SCIENCE CAPITAL AND ASPIRATIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Part of ASPIRES (2009-2013) and Enterprising Science (2012-2013) projects at KCL (now UCL), funded by the ESRC and BP.
Young people’s engagement, aspiration and attainment in science, including differences in their experiences and identities by gender, social class and ethnicity. For more information, click here