Widening participation

UCU policy and research on widening participation in post-16 education.

Post-qualification application: a student-centred model

This report written by Dr. Graeme Atherton and UCU describes a student-centred higher education admissions system which enables students to make the best decisions possible about their higher education destinations.

Post-qualification admissions - how it works across the world

This study compares how the organisation of the system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland compares to that in 29 countries across the world with particular reference to our reliance on 'pre-qualifications admission'.

Statement on additional learning support

A joint statement from UCU and Disability Rights UK (DRUK) on additional learning support

'Securing student success' consultation

UCU responded to a Department for Education consultation for the new Office for Students on a new regulatory framework for HE in England.

Black and minority ethnic doctoral students' perceptions of an academic career

Research by Dr Jason Arday to explore the experiences of BME doctoral students and the impact of these on their perceptions of the attractiveness of an academic career

Predicted grades: accuracy and impact

Research to show poor reliability and validity of the predicted grade system

Accelerated courses and switching university or degree

UCU's response to the consultation on accelerated courses and switching.

Does Cost Matter?

A report looking at how students' views on the cost of higher education shape their decisions regarding study options.

Teaching excellence, social mobility & student choice

UCU responds to the BIS consultation on teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice.

The case for PQA

A summary of how the UCU application and admission survey supports the case for post qualification application (PQA).