Outreach and Widening Participation
‘Outreach’ encompasses activities that engage with a public audience, usually KS2 or KS3 school students, to positively influence their view of a subject/profession and hence affect their education and career choices.
During the London Engineering Project (LEP), a significant focus was given to developing high quality, high impact outreach methods and activities and these were delivered to a wide selection of students from groups often under-represented in engineering. These included females, certain BME groups, low socio-economic groups and those with no family history of HE participation.As part of the National HE STEM Programme, the Academy is funding 5 large-scale Outreach projects in different regions. Each of these projects focuses on a particular outreach delivery mechanism that was successful in the LEP and provides support for establishing that outreach mechanism in HEIs across the region.
Please download the summary of all funded projects, and final case studies for the complete projects under this theme from the bottom of the page.
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For more information, please contact the National HE STEM Programme - Engineering Team at HESTEM@raeng.org.uk