A recent OFFA report evaluates the evaluation of widening participation activity in institutions. Julian Crockford asks what makes for a useful evaluation in this field.
Julian Crockford is the Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit Manager at the University of Sheffield. The unit has a remit for researching and evaluating widening participation across the whole student journey from access to student success to progression into graduate careers or PG study. Prior to joining WPREU, Julian worked in the University’s Admission’s Service firstly in a support role and then as Admissions Manager for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.