Independent research

A review of collaborative support for improving equality of opportunity in access to higher education: Uni Connect

The Office for Students commissioned Public First to review higher education collaborative outreach in England. This final report outlines the findings and conclusions of the review.

By ‘collaborative outreach’ we mean the ways that higher education institutions work together, and with partners, to improve equality of opportunity in access to higher education. Government funding for collaborative outreach is currently provided through the Uni Connect programme.

Public First has also provided an economic impact study of Uni Connect to look at the extent to which the programme leads to increased student participation and positive economic outcomes through human capital development and increased labour productivity.

29 February 2024
Published 29 February 2024

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