HEAT releases thematic paper on SE coverage

HEAT is pleased to release to members a thematic paper on the coverage of pre-16 outreach delivery in the South East of England. Its origin stemmed from a meeting between HEAT and the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) in which the SMC wanted to know what percentage of secondary-school-age pupils in England receive outreach. The thematic paper – entitled Coverage Thematic Paper South East 2017 and downloadable from the HEAT database File Store – reveals that outreach was delivered by HEAT members to almost all schools across the South East in the 2014/15 to 2015/16 time period and that most schools […]

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POLAR4 integration update

The HEFCE POLAR classification was recently updated and HEAT will be integrating it into outputs and tools going forward. This fourth iteration of POLAR (POLAR4) is based on the combined participation rates of those who entered HE between the academic years 2009-10 and 2013-14 (if they entered aged 18) or between 2010-11 and 2014-15 (if they entered at 19). In recognition of the fact that members may have used POLAR3 in their Access Agreements or in other target setting, HEAT will operate a lengthy ‘transition’ period from POLAR3 to POLAR4. Members will continue to see POLAR3 analysis in reports and […]

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HEAT engages BIT to assess impact of Campus Visits

The HEAT Service has engaged the influential Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to conduct research on the impact of Campus Visits on the propensity for the most disadvantaged outreach participants recorded on the HEAT database to enrol in Higher Education. The HEAT Research Group and the HEAT Steering Group have approved a proposal by BIT to further explore this perceived link using causal tree analysis. The origin of this commission is a desire to triangulate the initial findings of the HEAT Service Analysis Team that seem to show that attendance at a Campus Visit increases the propensity of the most disadvantaged […]

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