Student and Registry Services


Invite to report launch on care-experienced learners in HE

8 November 2019

The Thomas Coram Research Unit, and UCL’s Access and Widening Participation Office would like to invite SRS colleagues to the launch of a new research report focusing on the experiences of care-experienced students in higher education.

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 2.30pm-4pm
Drama Studio, 20 Bedford Way
UCL Institute of Education

Register to attend now

The report explores the student experience in higher education alongside institutional arrangements, from the perspective of current and former care-experienced students, to encourage, or discourage, care-experienced students to follow their chosen study programme.

The project has drawn upon a review of widening participation literature, a survey of higher education institutional arrangements and services and participatory approaches employed with current and former university students who were care-experienced to explore university life. Working together, researchers and participants analysed data, co-creating core narratives which reflected lived experiences.

We will be joined by the project team, Professor Claire Cameron, Hanan Hauari and Katie Hollingworth who will discuss the key findings of the research, as well as showcasing film and podcast content from the project. As part of the event, we are excited to host a collaborative participatory arts performance from The Verbatim Project, as well as a Q&A session with care-experienced young people.