National strategy: links to supporting evidence

This is a list of links to documents published online that were consulted in the development of the national strategy for access and student success. For a full bibliography, including some further evidence that is not freely available online, please see the national strategy document (published on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website).

Aimhigher and Leeds Metropolitan University Qualitative Research into the Learner Progression Framework Approach in Greater Manchester (2011)
ARC Network Literature review of research into widening participation to higher education (2013)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Expanding and Improving part-time Higher Education (BIS research paper 68) (2012)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Student income and expenditure survey 2011 to 2012 (2013)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Supporting graduate employability: practice in other countries (BIS research paper no. 40) (2011)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Sutton Trust Applications, offers and admissions to research led universities (BIS research paper no. 5) (2009)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Sutton Trust Tracking the decision making of high achieving higher education applicants (BIS research paper no. 86) (2012)
Brennan J et al Survey of higher education students’ attitudes to debt and term-time working and their impact on attainment (2005)
Brink C What can higher education contribute to improving social mobility in the UK? HE Academy conference (2013)
Brooks R Evaluating the impact of placements on employability, Employability, Enterprise and Citizenship in Higher Education conference 2012 (2012)
Cabinet Office and Deputy Prime Minister’s Office Opening doors, breaking barriers: a strategy for social mobility (2011)
Callender C “The private and public benefits of part-time HE” (2013)
Callender C, Hopkin R and Wilkinson D Futuretrack: part-time students: Career decision-making and career development of part-time higher education students (2010)
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Tomorrow’s Growth (2013)
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)/National Union of Students (NUS) Working towards your future: making the most of your time in higher education (2011)
Centre for Disability Studies and School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds Evaluation of provision and support for disabled students in higher education (2009)
CFE Formative evaluation of the National Scholarship Programme: Year 2 (2013)
CFE/Edge Hill University International research on the effectiveness of widening participation (2013)
CFE/Edge Hill University The uses and impact of access agreements and associated spend (OFFA 2013/06)
CFE/Edge Hill University The uses and impact of HEFCE funding for widening participation (2013)
Cummings C et al Can changing aspirations and attitudes impact on educational attainment? A review of interventions (2012)
Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Equality in higher education: statistical report 2012 (2012)
Gilleard C “Why social mobility should matter to employers” (2013) Keynote presentation 
GTI Media Great expectations: how good are universities at making their students more employable (January 2013)
Harris, Sir Martin What more can be done to widen access to highly selective universities? (OFFA 2010/03)
Higher Education Academy Compendium of effective practice in higher education retention and success (2012)
Higher Education Academy Higher education progression framework guide (2008)
Higher Education Academy Transition to higher degrees across the UK (2013)
Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU)/Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) What do graduates do? (2012)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Destinations of leavers from higher education in further education colleges – Key findings: leavers up to academic year 2010-11 (HEFCE 2013/01)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Further information on POLAR3: An analysis of geography, disadvantage and entrants to higher education (HEFCE 2014/01)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Higher education and beyond: outcomes from full-time first degree study (HEFCE 2013/15)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Higher education in England: Impact of the 2012 reforms (HEFCE 2013/03)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Higher education indicators for further education colleges: Overview of trends for the widening participation, non-continuation and employment indicators (HEFCE 2013/18)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Institutional visits to discuss postgraduate provision (2012)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Non-continuation rates at English HEIs: Trends for entrants 2005-06 to 2010-11 (HEFCE 2013/07)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Part-time first degree study: Entry and completion (HEFCE 2009/18)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Postgraduate education in England and Northern Ireland: Overview report 2013 (HEFCE 2013/14)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Postgraduate Support Scheme: Invitation to submit funding proposals for pilot projects to stimulate taught postgraduate education (HEFCE Circular letter 18/2013)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Research and stakeholder engagement for the national strategy for access and student success (accessed October 2013)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) (accessed October 2013)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Student ethnicity: Profile and progression of entrants to full-time, first degree study (HEFCE 2010/13)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Trends in transition from first degree to postgraduate study: Qualifiers between 2002-03 and 2010-11 (HEFCE 2013/13)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Trends in young participation in higher education (HEFCE 2013/28)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Widening participation strategic assessments: guidance on developing evaluative approaches to widening participation activities and commitments (HEFCE Circular letter 24/2010)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Learning and Skills Council and Department for Education and Skills Higher education outreach: targeting disadvantaged learners (HEFCE 2007/12)
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)/Office for Fair Access (OFFA) National strategy for access and student success: interim report to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2013)
Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Flexible learning: wrapping higher education around the needs of part-time students (2013)
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student record 2013/14 (accessed October 2013)
High Fliers Research Limited The Graduate Market in 2013: Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers (2013)
Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) Futuretrack Stage 4: transitions into employment, future study and other outcomes (2012)
Hoare AG, & Johnston R Widening participation through admissions policy – a British case study of school and university performance. Higher Education Quarterly vol 36 (2011)
I-Graduate Understanding the information needs of postgraduate taught students and how they can be met (2013)
International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby and the Progression Trust Higher education outreach to widen participation: toolkits for practitioners (2012)
Jackson S, Ajayi S and Quigley M Going to University from Care (2005)
Mason G et al “Employability skills initiatives in higher education: what effects do they have on graduate labour market outcomes”, Education Economics 17 (2009)
Milburn, A University Challenge: how higher education can improve social mobility. A progress report by the Independent Reviewer on Social Mobility and Child Poverty (2012)
NatCen The feasibility of conducting a national survey of postgraduate taught students (2013)
National Union of Students (NUS) Learning with Care: Experiences of student carers in the UK (2013)
National Union of Students (NUS) et al Mapping the evidence. A review of the literature: student financial support in further and higher education (2012)
National Union of Students (NUS)/Million+ Never Too Late To Learn: Mature students in higher education (2012)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA) An interim report: Do bursaries have an effect on retention rates? (OFFA 2014/02)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA) Call for evidence: national strategy for access and student success (accessed October 2013)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA) Have bursaries influenced choices between universities? (OFFA 2010/06)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA) How to produce an access agreement for 2014-15 (OFFA 2013/01)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA) Trends in young participation by student background and selectivity of institution (OFFA 2014/01)
Office for Fair Access (OFFA)/Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment 2011-12 and National Scholarship Programme 2012-13 (in-year) monitoring outcomes (OFFA 2013/02, HEFCE 2013/12)
Ofsted Going in the right direction? Careers guidance in schools from September 2012 (2013)
Pegg A et al Pedagogy for employability (2012)
Pennington M, Mosley E and Sinclair R AGCAS/AGR Graduate success project: an investigation of graduate transitions, social mobility and the HEAR (2013)
Professions for Good Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions (2012)
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Key statistics 2013 for the Access to HE diploma (2013)
Singh G Black and minority ethnic (BME) students’ participation in higher education: improving retention and success (2011)
Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA) The applicant experience (2012)
Sutton Trust Increasing higher education participation amongst disadvantaged young people and schools in poor communities (2008)
Sutton Trust The missing 3000: State schools under-represented at leading universities (2004)
The Paired Peers Project A Degree Generation? The Paired Peers Project year 3 report (2013)
Thomas L Building student engagement and belonging in Higher Education at a time of change: final report from the What works? Student retention and success programme (2012)
Thomas L and Jones R Embedding employability in the context of widening participation (2007)
UCAS Demand for full-time undergraduate higher education (2013 cycle, March deadline) (2013)
UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) Ambition 2020: World class skills and jobs for the UK – the 2009 report (2009)
Universities UK (UUK) The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education (2013)
upReach Access to the professions for undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds – The Issue (2012)
Wakeling P “Are Ethnic Minorities Underrepresented in UK Postgraduate Study?”, Higher Education Quarterly 63 (2009) summary available
Wales P Access all areas? The impact of fees and background on student demand for postgraduate higher education in the UK (2013)
Wilton N “Do employability skills really matter in the graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates”. Work, Employment and Society 25 (1) (2011)