Specific Evaluation Reports
Reports in this section contain the findings from partner institution bespoke evaluations which can include the analyses of focus groups with young people taking part in outreach activities and interviews with teaching professionals and other key stakeholders. They are also likely to include the analysis of bespoke participant questionnaires.
This report provides the findings of the Students in Classrooms evaluation which takes into account the views of teaching professionals and the Students in Classrooms volunteers. Overall the teaching professionals, associates, mentors and helpers were extremely positive about the Students in Classrooms schemes. They commented that the schemes had met the objectives by enlightening learners about the possibility of HE as an option for their future, and in terms of the Teacher Associates scheme had given them a true insight into teaching as a profession. It was noted that in order for the schemes to be successful the right levels of motivation and dedication were required by all those involved.
This report provides the findings of the University of Leicester Scholarship programmes evaluation which takes into account the views of current undergraduate students both in receipt and not of scholarships from the University of Leicester through questionnaires and focus groups.
This report looks at the total number of year 13 students that have attended activities by:
- Activity type.
- Reasons for taking part.
- Satisfaction ratings on the selection of activities on offer.
- Recommendations for future activities.
- Activities could not attend and reason.
- Preferred times, locations and recommendations.
- Participant demographics.
- Number of applications to University of Nottingham, offers and acceptances.
Nottingham Trent University has developed its Students in Classrooms initiative over the last twelve years, as part of its work to raise awareness of the opportunities available in higher education. These initiatives are aimed particularly at communities, schools and colleges where progression rates into university are lower than expected. As part of this work it was felt that if local young people were to be given the best chance of progressing on to university, more needed to be done to help support local schools raise not only the aspirations of pupils, but also their attainment. In 2008, Students in Classrooms became part of the Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach team, who coordinate a large range of activities with schools and colleges, across the country. This report provides the findings of the Students in Classrooms evaluation which takes into account the views of teaching professionals, and the Students in Classrooms volunteers. Student in Classrooms’ work includes partnerships with The University of Nottingham and more than eighty local schools, colleges and academies.