Welcome
Wendy Marshall
Head of Student Recruitment and Outreach
• 13:00 – 13:05: Welcome
Wendy Marshall, Head of Student Recruitment and
Outreach
• 13:05 – 13:45: Higher Education sector...
University entrance in England
A new pattern emerging?
Professor Stuart Laing
University of Brighton
• ABB extension (the end of the tariff?)
• Higher offer levels/more enticement
• Reduction in SCN numbers
• More FEC and p...
• National applications 2.4% up
• Brighton applications 3.4% up
• National offers – 8% up
• Brighton offers – 14% up
• FEC...
• Confirmation decisions (the near misses)?
• Insurance offer conversion
• Clearing behaviours
• Plus or minus 3%
• Value ...
• Orientation - academic/professional
• Place - coastal/’London by the Sea’
• Ethos – permeable/green/engaged
• Pitch – in...
• ABB extension – marginal adjustments
• SCN numbers shifting?
• FEC price war?
• But normalisation of £9k
• A level grade...
• Stabilise offer levels
• Align intake plans with student demand and HMG
planning
• Increase IAG and applicant communicat...
• £45m in savings in HEFCE T budget
• £260m savings in FEC budget
• Real cut in maintenance grants
• Re-focusing of Nation...
Compact and the Plus
Programme
Gino Graziano Penny Edwards
Widening Participation Manager Student Recruitment Manager
Introducing the Compact
Rationale
Benefits and support for Schools and Colleges
Future developments
2013 Sussex and Brighton &
Hove enrolments
Applied Social Science -
38.36%
Arts and Media – 16.73%
BSMS – 9.56%
Business S...
• Relevance of Accord in new HE environment
• Difficult to develop due to differing recruitment priorities
• Integration o...
• Education Liaison: impartial information, advice
and guidance for students (and parents/carers)
considering HE.
• Suppor...
• Dedicated members of university staff in Brighton
and Hastings
• Advisers have clear understanding of Brighton and
UBH p...
Guaranteed offers
and interviews
High demand
Interviewing courses
excluded from Accord
offer
Concerns that
guaranteeing in...
Stronger partnership
links provide
opportunity to review
guarantees for
interviewing courses
eg. BioMedical Science
and Po...
• Predicted ABB/DDD/34 IB or equivalent
• Work experience:
• At least two weeks with relevant age group in a
school within...
Compact Plus Programme
Widening Participation
Benefits of the Plus Programme
Eligibility and application process
Collabora...
• Recognition that not all students are afforded the
same opportunities
• Targeted support for underrepresented groups
• A...
• All those associated with the Compact, plus…
• Activities and events
• Bursary
• Dedicated coordinators cross county bas...
Who is eligible?
Students who:
• have been in the care of a local authority
• have a disability or learning difficulty
• a...
• Students from partner schools/colleges complete
an application form
• Online version on website from September
• Paper v...
Collaboration and good partnership
• Working closely with partner FE colleges to support
their HE widening participation o...
Activities
• Pre-16 strand
• Post-16 & Access to HE diploma
• Summer schools
• Mentoring programmes
• Taster events
• Stud...
• Expansion of competitive course
endorsement scheme
• Expanding Compact to schools/colleges
outside Sussex
• Taster event...
• Deeper commitment to widening participation
• Gathering evidence base to inform future
developments in widening particip...
Compact and Compact Plus
Any questions?
www.brighton.ac.uk/compact
Break
Personal statement and reference writing
Professional and interviewing courses, Mayfield 129
Academic courses, Mayfi...
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  • Demise of Aimhigher/connexions – differing approaches within schools/colleges with regards to IAG and HE progression advice, wanted to be flexible enough to fit around these different structures.
  • Demise of Aimhigher/connexions – differing approaches within schools/colleges with regards to IAG and HE progression advice, wanted to be flexible enough to fit around these different structures.
  • Demise of Aimhigher/connexions – differing approaches within schools/colleges with regards to IAG and HE progression advice, wanted to be flexible enough to fit around these different structures.
  • Compact launch presentation 28 June 2013

    1. 1. Welcome Wendy Marshall Head of Student Recruitment and Outreach
    2. 2. • 13:00 – 13:05: Welcome Wendy Marshall, Head of Student Recruitment and Outreach • 13:05 – 13:45: Higher Education sector update Professor Stuart Laing, Deputy Vice Chancellor • 13:45 – 14:25: Introducing the Compact and Plus Programme Penny Edwards, Student Recruitment Manager Gino Graziano, Widening Participation Outreach Manager • 14:25 – 14:35: Break • 14:35 – 15:15: Optional development workshops Personal statement & reference writing for professional and interviewing courses, M129 Personal &reference writing for academic courses, M101 • 15:15: Refreshments and networking Agenda
    3. 3. University entrance in England A new pattern emerging? Professor Stuart Laing University of Brighton
    4. 4. • ABB extension (the end of the tariff?) • Higher offer levels/more enticement • Reduction in SCN numbers • More FEC and private provider places • Increase in applications? • More deferred entrants • Instability all round 2013 – National picture
    5. 5. • National applications 2.4% up • Brighton applications 3.4% up • National offers – 8% up • Brighton offers – 14% up • FECS in trouble • Winners and losers 2013 – What is happening
    6. 6. • Confirmation decisions (the near misses)? • Insurance offer conversion • Clearing behaviours • Plus or minus 3% • Value for money? 2013 Intakes
    7. 7. • Orientation - academic/professional • Place - coastal/’London by the Sea’ • Ethos – permeable/green/engaged • Pitch – independent/stable/future-orientated • Responsiveness – faster/more sensitised/media savvy/quality not quantity Universities and positioning – Brighton
    8. 8. • ABB extension – marginal adjustments • SCN numbers shifting? • FEC price war? • But normalisation of £9k • A level grades depressed? • Some universities go to the wall 2014 – National picture
    9. 9. • Stabilise offer levels • Align intake plans with student demand and HMG planning • Increase IAG and applicant communication • Improve facilities and digital delivery • Develop Compact activity 2014 - Brighton
    10. 10. • £45m in savings in HEFCE T budget • £260m savings in FEC budget • Real cut in maintenance grants • Re-focusing of National Scholarship Scheme (abolished for undergraduates) • GENERAL ELECTION 2015 and beyond
    11. 11. Compact and the Plus Programme Gino Graziano Penny Edwards Widening Participation Manager Student Recruitment Manager
    12. 12. Introducing the Compact Rationale Benefits and support for Schools and Colleges Future developments
    13. 13. 2013 Sussex and Brighton & Hove enrolments Applied Social Science - 38.36% Arts and Media – 16.73% BSMS – 9.56% Business School – 21.92% Computing, Engineering and Mathematics – 28.73% Education – 34.19% Environment and Technology – 17.73% Hastings Campus – 33.04% Health Professions – 30.68% Humanities – 15.27% Nursing and Midwifery – 57.62% Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences – 14.52% Sport and Service Management – 21.25% University of Brighton regional enrolments – 2013 entry
    14. 14. • Relevance of Accord in new HE environment • Difficult to develop due to differing recruitment priorities • Integration of widening participation outreach with recruitment and education liaison activity. • Providing greater support for feeder schools/colleges • National changes to provision of careers advice • Aim higher responsibilities shifted to HEIs • Increasing requests for IAG support • Clearer financial advice for parents and advisers • Individual progression arrangement provides greater clarity for advisers and allows for more flexibility within the scheme. Rationale
    15. 15. • Education Liaison: impartial information, advice and guidance for students (and parents/carers) considering HE. • Support, advice and training for advisers. • Information events for students, advisers and parents. • Support for careers provision within school/college. • Promoting partnership to parents and potential students? • Adding value for Ofsted reports and Matrix accreditation? Partnership with schools/colleges
    16. 16. • Dedicated members of university staff in Brighton and Hastings • Advisers have clear understanding of Brighton and UBH provision • We have better understanding of issues facing schools/colleges • Well prepared appropriate applicants for HE • Progression arrangements for students for most subjects Benefits
    17. 17. Guaranteed offers and interviews High demand Interviewing courses excluded from Accord offer Concerns that guaranteeing interview raised unfair expectations
    18. 18. Stronger partnership links provide opportunity to review guarantees for interviewing courses eg. BioMedical Science and Podiatry now included within scheme Guaranteeing interviewsCourse 2013 application s Places available Applications per place Primary Education (3-7) 497 52 9.5 Primary Education (5-11) 1,147 105 11 PE with QTS 348 44 8 Adult Nursing 1,465 210 7 Mental Health Nursing 388 35 11 Child Nursing 477 36 13 Midwifery 791 32 25 Physiotherapy 733 50 14.5 Paramedic Practice 645 20 32 Pharmacy 779 113 7 Social Work 337 20 17
    19. 19. • Predicted ABB/DDD/34 IB or equivalent • Work experience: • At least two weeks with relevant age group in a school within two years of application • GCSE: • B in English Language • B in either Maths or Science • Endorser has attended university selection training session: Wednesday 25 September 2013 • Endorsement to be emailed to Compact Liaison Officer Competitive course endorsement scheme pilot: Primary Education 2014 entry pilot restricted to school/college leavers: Primary Education with QTS for 2014 entry Physical Education with QTS - if endorsement process for physical activity can be established Possible expansion for 2015 entry Inclusion of more courses Access applicants
    20. 20. Compact Plus Programme Widening Participation Benefits of the Plus Programme Eligibility and application process Collaboration and good partnership Activities Future developments
    21. 21. • Recognition that not all students are afforded the same opportunities • Targeted support for underrepresented groups • Access agreement and Office for Fair Access • Increased emphasis on evidence and evaluation • University’s strategic plan • Long history of widening participation outreach • Loss of Aimhigher Sussex • Integration with broader education liaison service • Additional support for students who need it Widening Participation
    22. 22. • All those associated with the Compact, plus… • Activities and events • Bursary • Dedicated coordinators cross county based in Brighton and Hastings • Work as WP Ambassador Benefits of the Plus Programme
    23. 23. Who is eligible? Students who: • have been in the care of a local authority • have a disability or learning difficulty • are a young carer • have refugee or asylum seeker status • are the first generation to go to university • have been eligible for free school meals or in receipt of a 16-19 college bursary • live in an area where less than average people go to university • live in a household where the main wage earner is in National Statistics category 4–8 Closely targeted – OFFA guidelines and additional fee income Please discuss any extenuating circumstances with the Compact Plus Coordinator
    24. 24. • Students from partner schools/colleges complete an application form • Online version on website from September • Paper versions from school/college contact and at talks/events • Parental permission required if under-18 • Return to school or college Compact coordinator • University of Brighton confirms eligibility to student and coordinator • Students receive regular emails and newsletters • Book onto activities they are interested in direct Application process
    25. 25. Collaboration and good partnership • Working closely with partner FE colleges to support their HE widening participation outreach • Developing creative partnerships with other HEIs to raise aspirations • Higher Education Access Tracker • Contributing to national debate with 13 other HEIs • Encouraging students to make the right decision for them
    26. 26. Activities • Pre-16 strand • Post-16 & Access to HE diploma • Summer schools • Mentoring programmes • Taster events • Student shadowing • Workshops Regular updates to participants, schools and colleges Web based calendar
    27. 27. • Expansion of competitive course endorsement scheme • Expanding Compact to schools/colleges outside Sussex • Taster events and workshops to assist progression to university programmes • Curriculum links • Post-16 subject awareness • Revision lectures • Recommendations from schools/colleges Future developments
    28. 28. • Deeper commitment to widening participation • Gathering evidence base to inform future developments in widening participation • More activities in broader subject areas • Fully developed communication channels • Matching WP Ambassadors with their former schools • Compact fund • Increased parental involvement • Pre entry modules Future developments
    29. 29. Compact and Compact Plus Any questions? www.brighton.ac.uk/compact
    30. 30. Break Personal statement and reference writing Professional and interviewing courses, Mayfield 129 Academic courses, Mayfield 101
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