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< Sep 04

At the same time as…

...the Summer Olympics in Athens draws to a close...

...Aimhigher begins

The South East region works collaboratively on developing a shared widening participation monitoring and evaluation system called Aimhigher.

 

Jul 11 >

At the same time as…

...South Sudan becomes a separate independent nation...

...Aimhigher comes to an end

The gap left by the demise of Aimhigher is filled when several universities in the South East of England agree to establish a shared service to continue a collaborative approach to monitoring and evaluating widening participation activity.

< Sep 11

At the same time as…

...Google+ is released to the general public...

...HEAT is born!

Fourteen universities in the South East of England sign up to the new Higher Education Access Tracker subscription service.

 

 

Sep 13 >

At the same time as…

...the UK's largest public library is opened in Birmingham...

...HEAT expands across the country

HEAT membership reaches 21 universities and expands beyond the South East region for the first time.

 

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< Sep 14

At the same time as…

...Scotland holds its independence referendum...

...HEAT receives HEFCE funding

HEFCE provides catalyst funding to enable the HEAT Service to expand nationally (with a target of 80 subscribers by December 2017).

 

 

Feb 17 >

At the same time as…

...the Met Police appoints its first female Commissioner...

...HEAT extends service to NCOP

HEFCE announces the National Collaborative Outreach Programme and asks HEAT to offer its service to NCOP consortia.

 

 

< Aug 17

At the same time as…

...the dust settles on the UK snap general election...

...HEAT NCOP membership reaches 24

HEAT continues to welcome more members comprising both core Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) consortia (24 out of 29).

 

Dec 17 >

At the same time as…

...heavy snow and blizzards hit the UK...

...HEAT exceeds HEFCE targets

As HEFCE funding comes to an end, HEAT membership grows to 77 English Universities, 24 NCOP consortia and two third-sector organisations.

 

< Jan 18

At the same time as…

...Storm Eleanor makes landfall...

...HEAT becomes self-sustaining

With the end of HEFCE’s catalyst funding, the HEAT Service returns to a self-sustaining model financed purely by subscribing members.