The Centre for Excellence in Widening Participation Research and Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Widening Participation Research and Practice (CEW) brings together academics and professional colleagues who share an interest in enhancing research and practice in widening participation to higher education.

Members of the Centre for Excellence in Widening Participation Research and Practice (CEW) share an interest in rigorous research and effective practice that supports students to progress into higher education, should they wish to do so, and also to achieve within higher education. 

We aim to support and enhance research and practice locally at the University of Exeter and our local communities, nationally, and internationally.  We take a whole student-lifecycle approach and are interested not only in understanding and supporting access into undergraduate study but also progression at university and into further study and employment.  We seek to work collaboratively with academic colleagues, practitioners and students and promote partnerships as an integral part of our working.

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