The OfS-funded Catalyst programme has invested £4.7m in 119 projects led by higher education providers to explore new approaches to protecting students from hate crime, sexual violence and online harassment.
An important aspect of the projects is to support learning, exchange and dissemination of effective practice the projects, and help establish ‘what works’ in safeguarding students so that the whole higher education sector can benefit.
With the programme well progressed, this OfS publication summarises the progress made.
We have commissioned Advance HE to carry out an external evaluation of the programme of 119 student safeguarding projects. Their reports on the first two rounds of funding are below.
The reports below are independent research which we have commissioned. As such, they do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of the OfS.
The Safeguarding Catalyst Fund projects evaluation: Thematic report (round 1 projects) was published in autumn 2018. This looked at the themes emerging from the first round of the Catalyst safeguarding projects.
A final report, looking at themes and outcomes from the third round of projects, will be issued in 2020.