Evaluation of the University of Oxford's outreach work

This study for the University of Oxford will evaluate its outreach activity, activity which aims to improve both representation but also progression of under-represented groups at the University and other selective institutions, and help the University to further develop its outreach provision.

The project uses a mixed method approach, making use of management information on initiative participants matched to wider education and outcome data with control groups to account for background characteristics; collecting primary data on expectations, experiences and outcomes from participants (and potential participants) of University facilitated events through surveys; and capturing qualitative data through stakeholder and adviser interviews.