Preparation for Higher Education: A study of collaborative partnerships in easing the transition to HE

Helen Bussell


This paper reports the second stage of a longitudinal study examining a successful collaborative project delivered through a partnership between institutions. The study evaluates a Level 4 module for FE students delivered jointly by Teesside University and a number of partner Colleges of Further Education as a 'spiky profile'. The first phase of the study concentrated on 2006/07 and 2007/08. The research reported here continued the evaluation of the module looking at staff, students and curriculum content for 2008/09. It followed the progression of students from previous cohorts and also examined the scheme's expansion across the region resulting from the success of the original programme.


Widening participation, partnership working, collaboration, transition to HE

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ISSN: 1759-667X