Flexible study presentation to 2016-17 access agreement

Report
Working with a rare creature –
the mature and part-time learner
Tricia King @TriciaKing1 & Garmon Ap Garth @Garmonap
Undergraduate Ethnicity Year on Year
70%
60%
BME
50%
White
Not Known
2010/11
40%
58%
2%
40%
BME
2011/12
47%
52%
1%
30%
White
2012/13
50%
49%
1%
Not Known
2013/14
52%
47%
1%
2014/15
52%
46%
2%
20%
10%
0%
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
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Large increases in BME students
enrolling on undergraduate
courses.
From 40% in 2010/11 to 52% in
2014/15
Widening access with mature and parttime students
1. Trends in mature and part-time students
2. Issues of WP work with mature students
3. How Birkbeck’s continues to focus WP work on
mature students
– Accessible outreach
– Financial support
– Flexible entry requirements and introductory
certificates
– Career focus
Student numbers
Enrolments by intensity of study
UGDPart time
UGDFull time
2011/2
2012/3
2013/4
2014/5
Age by intensity of study
Part-time
Full-time
WP work with mature students: Issues
• Before supporting them, we have to find them!
• Mature students require different means of outreach and
widening access interventions
• Mature students tend to have different concerns and
different pressures, therefore react differently to younger
students
• Work in community centres hit hard by the new fee
system
– Loans
– Uncertainty in employment, benefits etc
Continued committed to working with
mature students
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Delivering accessible outreach
Get Started workshops (application, finance, preparation)
Learning Cafes
Pop Up University
Trade unions
Well-being project
Online support
Working with London boroughs
Working with parents
Children’s Centres
Widening access at Birkbeck
Pop Up university
Partner with Enfield borough, 3 FE colleges and local
community groups
Working with parents
Delivering aspiration
raising lectures with
community partners (eg
libraries)
Continued committed to working with
mature students
1. Delivering accessible outreach
2. Career support
– Career advice and IAG
3. Financial support
– Part-time students prioritised in our financial support scheme
4. Flexible entry requirements and introductory courses
– Higher Education Introductory Studies
– Progression to year 2 when relevant
Widening Access and Student
Engagement team
Garmon ap Garth
[email protected]
020 8430 3123

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