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  • Health Education England have just launched two new publications written by Nursaw Associates to support the delivery of work experience opportunites in the health sector.
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    Nursaw Associates have led the first review into financial support which combines national research and institutional evaluation.
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    We are proud to announce that the OFFA supported A Journey to Medicine: Outreach Guidance has today been published by the Medical Schools Council’s Selecting for Excellence project. Written by Nursaw Associates it is aimed at medical schools and those involved in widening participation and access. It sets out the value of outreach, showing how outreach can support students to access medicine.
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    Health Education England (HEE) (who are responsible for ensuring the NHS has the right staff) has drafted a strategy to widen participation by using their significant resources (both in terms of staff and commissioning leverage). It could have significant impact on higher education.
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    Medical Schools Widen Participation Posted on 04 August 2014

    The Medical School Council have just released their mid-year report on Selecting for Excellence which is focussed on widening participation and access. Nursaw Associates is providing support, advice and guidance.
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    Contextual Admissions Posted on 15 January 2014

    Over a third of universities use some form of contextual admissions and its use is growing. Contextual admissions is vital if we are to achieve a more equal society – bright pupils should not be excluded from higher education just because they did not have access to education and opportunities than their more advantaged peers. But are we getting it right?
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    The future of undergraduate part-time study is at a crossroads. With a decade of slow decline followed in the last couple of years by a 40% drop there are questions being posed by universities up and down the country – is there a future? Nursaw Associates looks at UUK's report ‘The Power of Part-Time’ .
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    Numbers Studying and Working Falls Posted on 09 October 2013

    Figures just released from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of 16 to 24-year-olds who have a job whilst studying has fallen by 8% in the last 5 years. Just over a quarter of students now work while in college or university.
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    Barnardo's release report which calls on the Government to improve careers guidance services.
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    Described as the 'new frontier' for widening participation and a 'social mobility time bomb' postgraduate education is now at the fore. How can universities respond?
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