Widening Access Impact and Dissemination

WAP Impact, Student Success and External Dissemination


WAP Impact Objectives

The university seeks to:

  1. Collate and understand WAP data to ensure effective decision-making related to target setting, performance monitoring, identification of areas in need of additional support for students and ensuring that resources are allocated where they are most needed.
  2. Capture the impact of WAP interventions and projects which have led to student success and can be measured by improved student satisfaction, retention, attainment and/or learning gain.
  3. Disseminate the impact of projects which have led to successful student outcomes.

External Dissemination of WAP Impact

2017

  • C. O’Donnell (April 2017) Article on Equality and Equity published in briefing document for Policy Forum for Northern Ireland Keynote Seminar: Policy priorities for education in Northern Ireland - improving attainment and reducing inequalities.
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2017), “Participation by Numbers: WAP at the core of strategy, leadership, and change management.”. FACE 2017 conference paper presentation.
  • C. O’Donnell (2017), PASS poster presentation at Employability Beyond the Metrics Conference, Ulster University. URL: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/employability-beyond-the-metrics
  • C. O’Donnell, T. Lavery and A. Mooney (2017), “Robotics for all: enabling inclusivity within STEM” chapter in Widening Participation in the Context of Economic and Social Change, (Broadhead et. al. 2017), 109-113. ISBN: 978-0-9954922-1-9.
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2017), Evidence-based Widening Access and Participation Policy at the Core of Higher Education Strategy, Leadership and Decision Making”, paper and digital presentation at ICERi (2017). URL: https://library.iated.org/publications/ICERI2017 ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7 / ISSN: 2340-1095
  • C. O’Donnell, T. Lavery and A. Mooney (2017), Robotics For All, Inclusivity Within Post Primary Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics paper and digital presentation at ICERi (2017). URL: https://library.iated.org/publications/ICERI2017 ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7 / ISSN: 2340-1095

2018

  • C. O’Donnell, T. Lavery and A. Mooney (2018), VEX Robotics’ Challenge and Competition Poster at HEA STEM Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • C. O’Donnell and L. Lavery-Bowen (2018), ALL SySTEMS Go,. Engaging Young. Scientists. HEA STEM Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. URL: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/hub/download/12.5%20O%27Donnell.pdf
  • C. O’Donnell and T. Lavery (2018), VEX Robotics’ Challenge and Competition presentation to the Royal Academy of Engineering Expert Panel
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2018), “Participation by Numbers: WAP at the core of strategy, leadership, and change management.” chapter in Concepts of Value & Worth: National & International Perspectives on Widening Access & Participation, (Broadhead et. al. 2018), IBSN
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2018), 4D: Developing Dashboards For Data-Driven Decision-Making, Data paper and paper presentation at ICERi (12-14th November 2018). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5 / ISSN: 2340-1095
  • C. O’Donnell, T. Lavery and A. Mooney (2018), A Robotics Recipe For Success, paper and paper presentation at ICERi (12-14th November 2018). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5 / ISSN: 2340-1095

2019

  • C. O’Donnell, Status Report for European SI/PASS/PAL programmes, January 2019, https://www.si-pass.lu.se/en/sites/si-pass.lu.se.en/files/status_report_european_web_feb2019.pdf
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (May 2019), Widening Access and Participation Dashboards for Data Informed Decision-Making. SEDA Conference,  https://www.seda.ac.uk/events/info/476/programme
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2019), Interactive Learner Analytics: Interactive Dashboards for Widening Access & Participation and Inclusivity at ICERi (11-13th November 2019). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
  • C. O’Donnell, B. Murphy and B. Hunter (2019), Peer Assisted Study Sessions (Pass) Peer Mentoring for Widening Access and Inclusivity at ICERi (11-13th November 2019). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
  • T. Lavery, and C. O'Donnell (2019), Using Robotics in the Classroom to Develop Skills Needed In The 21st Century Workplace and to Promote Engineering Habits Of Mind at ICERi (11-13th November 2019). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7. This project was delivered in partnership with Ulster University and contributions were acknowledged within the paper.
  • T. Lavery (2019), Using Masterclass Maths to Engage Gifted and Talented Pupils from the Lower Socio-Economic Groups at ICERi (11-13th November 2019). URL: https://iated.org/iceri/ ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7. This project was delivered in partnership with Ulster University and contributions were acknowledged within the paper.

*Please note: there may be other papers and/or presentations that have not been added to this list yet.

External Representation

  • Catherine O’Donnell (2019), member of 12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation International (ICERi) Scientific Advisory Board
  • Catherine O’Donnell (2019-20), Meta product owner for the 2020 Widening Participation Jisc/HESA Analytics Labs teams