Student and staff projects

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst B

The University, through EDS, is a partner for projects that focus on disparities in student attainment. DRIVER is a partnership project with Coventry, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, Solihull Sixth Form College, Halesowen College, Coventry University College and Staffordshire University College. The focus of the project is on the transition between colleges and universities where students from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), commuter, mature and those from low socio-economic backgrounds) are highly represented yet statistically less likely to achieve a good degree. DRIVER aims to address the student as an individual, rather than as someone who possesses certain demographic characteristics. The colleges and universities involved in the partnership will collectively create actions that will benefit all students and, in particular, address the intersectionality of factors affecting student success. The project provides a focus for the use of learner analytics to inform learning conversations between staff and students that can create responsive adjustments within programmes and each partner institution.

For more information, contact Luke Millard.