Pathways (NCOP) Evaluation Officer

5 December 2019

Our partner Pathways have an exciting opportunity to join their team as an Evaluation Officer

National Delivery of University Widening Participation – Joint Project

1 June 2019

EMWPREP had been working alongside HEAT and AHWM on a ‘Gaps Mapping’ exercise to help provide a national picture of WP activity delivery and possibly seek to identify any cold spots where additional support is required.

EMWPREP News May 2019 // Issue 13

31 May 2019

Team As partners navigate the new era of Access and Participation Plans, and Phase 2 of NCOP it seems important to assess what each partner requires from EMWPREP moving forward. As such we recently held a strategic planning meeting to discuss potential changes in the EMWPREP provision to meet new expectations and requirements and have […]

EMWPREP News March 2019 // Issue 12

9 April 2019


Team Update

We were sad to say farewell to Camellia in February who left the team to pursue a new challenge. In light of the recent A&P guidance along with the announcement of NCOP Phase 2, EMWPREP believe it is an opportune time to look at the EMWPREP staffing structure in line with the needs of the partnership. Details of plans were shared and approved at our recent steering group meeting and roles should be advertised shortly.

We are currently working on the latest HESA data requests to provide updated progression analysis reports. We hope the data extract should be available at the end of May and analysis will take place before the end of year reports in June/ July. This year’s report won’t contain an update of destination information as the DLHE survey has now been and been replaced with the Graduate Outcomes survey which will not be available until the spring of 2020 (as it is collected 15 months after they finish their studies).

EMWPREP News January 2019 // Issue 11

1 February 2019


Team Update

Happy New Year to all our readers and what a busy start of the year its been for the EMWPREP team, with NCOP Q8 reporting, preparing from HEI interim reports and working closely with our developer to improve the database for our users.

Alongside which a number of HEI specific evaluations are now underway. This year the evalutions are taking a number of different forms, using multiple evaluation techniques, which hopefully we can share with you in the coming months.

EMWPREP NEWS – November 2018 // Issue 10

30 November 2018



Team Update

Once again, the annual institutional meetings have come around quickly! During November the EMWPREP team have been busy travelling across the Midlands to meet with partners and set priorities for the year ahead. It was great to catch up with so many of you and lovely to meet some new faces too.

The EMWPREP team are excited for the coming year. With the continual development of the database and the highest number of partners engaging with it yet, the new year is set to be a big one for EMWPREP.

Current Vacancies at The University of Nottingham: Data and Evaluation Manager- Applications close Sunday 9th December 2018

23 November 2018

Our partner, The University of Nottingham, are pleased to be able to advertise a full-time post of Data and Evaluation manger. The role will help the Widening Participation team ensure that all students from all backgrounds are supported to access higher education. The post requires strong statistical analysis and data management skills alongside experience of reporting, data analysis and […]

New documents available on EMWPREP Database

17 August 2018

We have recently uploaded new information into the “Reports > Documents” section of the database, including bulk upload deadline dates and new participant data collection guidance. Please familiarise yourself with this information and contact us via the “Help” section with any queries.    


6 August 2018

From today (Monday 6th August 2018) EMWPREP will have a new office at Loughborough University. We can be found in: Hazlerigg Building, Rm 201.0.05 Loughborough University LE11 3TU

OfS Blog: Listening to local needs is key to good outreach, says NCOP consortium Higher Horizons+

7 June 2018

Tailoring outreach activity to the learners’ specific needs is only possible through close collaboration with schools and students themselves. Higher Horizons+ explain how they’re working to achieve this.

EMWPREP NEWS – May 2018 // Issue 7

30 May 2018



Team Update

Congratulations on surviving GDPR month!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have noticed that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force last Friday. As well as flooding our inboxes with emails and giving rise to some really great memes and tweets, the GDPR is a regulation in EU law that has a big effect on the way EMWPREP and our team operates.


22 May 2018

As you will be aware on the 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Although this is European legislation, the Government has confirmed that GDPR will be implemented in the UK regardless of the fact that it is likely to be leaving the EU shortly after. GDPR is […]

EMWPREP NEWS – March 2018 // Issue 6

28 March 2018

EMWPREP News Team Team Update Very much like the British landscape, EMWPREP has been snowed under with work over the last two months. At the start of March partners received their interim reports, which provided a useful insight into how they have met their outreach targets at this point in the year. Please note that […]

EMWPREP NEWS – January 2018 // Issue 5

30 January 2018

EMWPREP News Team Team Update It has been an eventful couple of months for EMWPREP, with the long awaited launch of the new database and EMWPREP hosting their first focus group training session. During this time we have also completed further work on GDPR. At the end of February, partners will receive their interim reports. In […]

EMWPREP NEWS – November 2017 // Issue 4

29 November 2017

EMWPREP News Team Team Update EMWPREP have been out and about over the last two months, leading partners’ annual institutional meetings and NCOP data officers meetings, and Emma Church has been involved with the OFFA conference. Meanwhile, work is continuing to ensure that we will be compliant with the new GDPR regulations and, at our recent […]

Why Evaluate?

21 November 2017

In the lead up to the “Why Evaluate? A widening participation symposium” run by OFFA and the University of Sheffield’s Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit (WPREU), EMWPREP were asked to write a blog in response to the question ‘Why Evaluate?’

EMWPREP NEWS – September 2017 // Issue 3

22 September 2017

Team Update

The last two months have been a busy period for the EMWPREP Team with work on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), continual developments of the database and the release of the End of Year Reports.

EMWPREP NEWS – July 2017 // Issue 2

21 July 2017

EMWPREP News Team EMWPREPiversary! We are celebrating our 6 year anniversary next month and thought it would be useful to provide members, both new and old, with a guide detailing our inception and development since 2011. Having started out with just 6 members we have grown significantly in partners and team numbers in recent years […]

EMWPREP NEWS – May 2017 // Issue 1

22 May 2017

Hello and welcome to the first edition of EMWPREP News

We hope you find this a useful aid in updating you on EMWPREP activities between our regular steering group meetings.

Current Vacancies: EMWPREP Project Officer (NCOP)- Applications close Sunday 7th May 2017

2 May 2017

We are pleased to be able to advertise a full-time post of EMWPREP Project Officer (NCOP). The new HEFCE funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) seeks to work with young people, via 29 geographically located consortia in disadvantaged areas, who are achieving the qualifications they need to put them on a trajectory for HE but subsequently take […]

Current Vacancies: EMWPREP Data Analyst

22 July 2016

We are pleased to be able to advertise a part-time post to provide support to the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP). The post-holder will assist in the extraction, manipulation and analysis of data to help evaluate specific outreach activities, as well as helping support the EMWPREP office on a day-to-day basis.

End of Year Activity and Participant Report Inputting Deadline

28 June 2016

Just a reminder that the deadline for inputting for inclusion in the 2015-16 end of year activity and participant reports is Friday 29th July 2015.

Interim Activity and Participant Report Inputting Deadline

12 January 2016

Just a reminder that the deadline for inputting for inclusion in the 2015-16 interim activity and participant reports is Friday 29th January 2016.

EMWPREP Database Training

22 September 2015

We have now set up our first drop in training session which will be held at Loughborough University on Monday 2nd November at 2pm.

This session is open to any database users from any of our partners.

If you wish to book onto the session please email Emma Burr – E.L.Burr@lboro.ac.uk

End of Year Activity and Participant Report Inputting Deadline

13 July 2015

Just a reminder that the deadline for inputting for inclusion in the 2014-15 end of year activity and participant reports is Friday 31st July 2015.

Qualification Reforms

10 July 2015

Welcome to the second edition of the qualification reform newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with an update on what is happening in relation to qualification reform, and to ensure you are fully up to speed with the latest developments. This edition covers: our new qualification reform resources; relevant updates from around the UK; university and college qualification reform statements; and the new UCAS Tariff.

The University of Leicester Widening Participation Impact Scholarship

30 June 2015

This award will be explicitly linked to researching policy and practice in the field of widening participation in higher education and the applicant will be expected to demonstrate their interest in this area in their application. Following completion of the taught element of the MSc, the student will undertake a dissertation that focuses on an aspect of widening participation in Higher Education.

Appointment to NEON Executive Committee

24 June 2015

EMWPREP would like to confirm that at the NEON Annual General Meeting on the 22nd June 2015, Emma Church as EMWPREP Coordinator was accepted to sit on the NEON Executive Committee. Her term of office will be June 2015 to June 2017.

Current Vacancies: REACH Partnership

17 April 2015

As part of the new National Networks for Collaborative Outreach, the REACH partnership based in Leicestershire are seeking to make a number of appointments to complement their existing partnership. Details of the positions and their closing dates can be found here.

New Glossary of Terms

7 January 2015

A glossary of terms document has been added to the partners only EMWPREP page. Please click here and log-in to access.

New DOB Range and Year Group Look-up Table

7 January 2015

A DOB range and look=up table crib sheet has been added to the partners only EMWPREP page. Please click here and log-in to access.

New look log-in page for EMWPREP database

5 January 2015

There has been a visual modification to the EMWPREP database homepage. All log-in details remain unchanged by this enhancement.

Interim Activity and Participant Report Inputting Deadline

16 December 2014

Just a reminder that the deadline for inputting for inclusion in the 2014-15 interim activity and participant reports is Friday 30th January 2015.

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