Thanks to our schools and partners we have long standing, active networks, we set out with strong, collaborative relationships already in place with senior leaders, teachers and students at all levels in schools across England and Wales. This gives Catalysis a reliable mechanism for locating and involving young people who will genuinely profit from the scheme.
Focus on OFS compliance (toggle for more)
Focus on OFS compliance
Our proposed selection approach will focus rigorously on students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods - meeting the Office for Students' primary criterion for recognition as widening participation.
Proven content (toggle for more)
Catalysis offers students a unique immersive introduction to higher education which has been tried and tested in a real University setting. University credentials Our collaboration with a highly experienced University WP team gives us a good, practical understanding of strategic priorities in higher education and the logistical challenges Catalysis will need to negotiate.
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Long term evaluation
Our new approach will be subject to sustained, long term measurement and academic review, the aim being to create a new and authoritative body of research around the effectiveness of widening participation.