Transforming Transitions

Richard Winsley, Martin Jones (Sport & Health Sciences, Exeter); Alison Truelove, Marwa Tourky and Graham Perkins (Business School, Exeter)

A pioneering new project, which seeks to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education, has received a significant funding boost.

"Transforming Transitions” led by Professor Debra Myhill, received £500,000 funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The project will examine and challenge potential barriers experienced by students with BTEC qualifications as they apply for, and then enter, higher education. The crucial project aims not only to address the gap between the number of students taking solely BTEC qualifications and those moving into Higher Education, but also identifying ways in which to smooth and aid their transition once they enter university.

The project will be conducted over the next two years in partnership with the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University and Queen Mary, University of London. It will also involve Exeter College, Leicester College, Hereford Sixth Form College, City and Islington College.


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