Congratulations to Carol Robinson and Loughborough colleagues who are part of a successful application for £500,000 of HEFCE funding. The project is led by the University of Exeter and involves numerous HE instritutions working together to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education. The Loughborough contribution to the "Transforming Transitions" project will be led by Carol and involves a collaboration between the Mathematics Education Centre, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
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.