Widening Participation and Student Support
Supporting Students to Improve Retention
The Attraction, Support and Retention Project
Connexions: a bridge for Widening Participation
Links and Contacts related to this Issue
Many thanks to Mike Wray, Student Services (email@example.com) for providing most of the following links. If you would like to recommend other links, please contribute them via the discussion board at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue1/board/wwwboard.htm.
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Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, The journal of The Institute for Access Studies and The European Access Network http://www.staffs.ac.uk/journal/
Report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (Dearing Report), Chapter 7, Widening Participation in Higher Education http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/ncihe/nr_101.htm
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 This important bill affects us all and challenges us to think about our approach to students and potential students with disabilities. The actual bill can be found at:- http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/20010010.htm
Much of its content was based on a consultation paper that the Disability Rights Commission wrote in 1999:- http://126.96.36.199/drtf/full_report/index.html
The DRC (Disability Rights Commission) have written a code of practice that explains in plain English what it all means:- http://www.drc-gb.org/drc/InformationAndLegislation/Page34A.asp
Skill (the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities) have also produced a few resources related to the act for instance:- http://www.skill.org.uk/info/dda_myths.htm
There is also a lot of reference to the legislation in one of the assessment documents (disabled students) available at the LTSN generic centre:- http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/genericcentre/projects/assessment/