The challenge of getting more young women to choose STEM subjects (in particular maths and physics) at A Level, degree and for their careers is well documented but persistent.
Our Impact in Focus report explores why there is a lack of female representation in STEM and how teachers can help to break down these barriers, using our Researchers in Schools programme as an example.
The internet has become an educational lifeline for children across the UK while schools are closed and other in-person educational programmes are put on hold.
Unfortunately, not all children have the same access to online education. Our rapid review outlines six key challenges to overcome in order to reduce the digital inclusion gap and offers practical suggestions for how schools and other education providers can support pupils to access and gain the most out of online learning.
As online learning becomes a priority for many people, there is an increasing body of scholarship on the subject. Our rapid review brings together top tips for online delivery and is helpful for anyone adapting their teaching to a virtual environment.
Using quantitative and qualitative evidence about the pupils and PhD researchers in our programmes, this growing selection of thematic case studies details how The Brilliant Club addresses the widening participation challenge. Based on research from the academic literature, the first tranche of case studies will explore how the impact of access interventions can be realistically measured, the reach of access interventions to rural and coastal schools, and how access interventions can support attainment.
We think the case studies are of particular interest to widening participation practitioners, policy makers and advocates who want to gain an insight into current issues relating to policy, practice and research in this area, as well as schools and universities who are interested in taking part in our programmes.
Stay for the skills: Six lessons from linking researcher development and fair access
Five lessons for creating effective school-university partnerships
Mobilising the PhD community to support university readiness with schools in Wales (Welsh Version/Cymraeg)
Mobilising the PhD community to support university readiness with schools in Wales (English version)
Driving attainment to increase university access
Engaging parents in university access
Improving university access in rural and coastal areas
Improving university access through early in-school interventions
Tracking the impact of In-school interventions with the Impact Toolkit
The research reports look at specific ways in which we have tried to improve and evaluate the impact of our programmes, including what we have learnt and the translation of research and evaluation into wider practice.
Dr Lauren Bellaera (Research and Impact Director) can provide further information on the charity’s research publications. We are also available to speak at conferences.