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History Survey: Supporting More Diverse Students

Author: Alan Booth
Type: Briefing Report

br_icon.jpg  Recent government directives have made access and widening participation a pressing issue for higher education institutions, and thus a challenge for disciplinary communities. In 2003, the Subject Centre sent an email to all history departments asking for information on some key widening participation issues. What follows is based upon the responses received, supplemented by information contained in the annual survey of university history departments published in History Today and recent government publications in this area such as Successful Student Diversity ( HEFCE Guide, 48, November 2002). It provides a sketch of initiatives currently underway in the history community and keys to effective practice.

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