Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme

Elisabeth Dunne, Stuart Sims, Wilko Luebsen, Chris Guggiari-Peel, Tom Lowe

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Abstract

The REACT programme was designed to make a significant impact on student engagement and the student experience in the Higher Education (HE) sector in England and Wales over a two-year period, from July 2015 to July 2017. The focus, in particular, was on the engagement of so-called ‘hard to reach’ students, and the programme included: investigation into the term ‘hard to reach’ and a consideration of which students are characterised in this way; a formal research project looking at links between student engagement, retention and attainment; and a development programme as a collaboration between fifteen UK universities. Outcomes from each of these were disseminated at a final conference at the University of Winchester in May 2017, where practice and findings from the programme as a whole were shared. The programme also included the creation of a website of case studies and tools for use by the sector. The programme was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and was formally evaluated by an external team from GuildHE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
JournalJournal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Student engagement
  • student experience
  • higher education
  • hard-to-reach

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Dunne, E., Sims, S., Luebsen, W., Guggiari-Peel, C., & Lowe, T. (2017). Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 3(1), 18-23.
Dunne, Elisabeth ; Sims, Stuart ; Luebsen, Wilko ; Guggiari-Peel, Chris ; Lowe, Tom. / Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme. In: Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. 2017 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 18-23.
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Dunne, E, Sims, S, Luebsen, W, Guggiari-Peel, C & Lowe, T 2017, 'Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme', Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 18-23.

Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme. / Dunne, Elisabeth; Sims, Stuart; Luebsen, Wilko; Guggiari-Peel, Chris; Lowe, Tom.

In: Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, Vol. 3, No. 1, 18.09.2017, p. 18-23.

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