Brunel’s Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 sets out how we will continue our valuable work with the community at large whilst re-doubling our efforts on the activities that will provide even better outcomes and success for our students in future years.
This plan contains nine targets to be achieved by 2024/25 based on a comprehensive analysis of current performance. Progress against these targets will be monitored and regulated by the Office for Students.
Aim: To increase the entry rates of students from underrepresented groups to higher education.
- Increase the number of POLAR Q1 and Q2 entrants by 50% to a level of 17.7% of the intake each year.
- Double the number of mature (aged 21 or over on entry) entrants to 17% of the intake each year.
- Two-thirds of participants of our Urban Scholars programme to meet or exceed their GCSE Maths and English targets.
Aim: To reduce the non-continuation rates (commonly known as 'drop-out rates') and attainment gaps between students from underrepresented groups.
- To eliminate any differences in continuation between young and mature students.
- Halve the four-year rolling attrition rates for Care Leavers to 9.6%.
- Halve the attainment gap between White and Black students.
- Halve the attainment gap between White and Asian students.
Aim: To improve the rates of progression of students from underrepresented groups into graduate-level employment or further study, and to reduce the gaps between these groups and other students.
- Halve the gap in progression to higher level study or professional employment between White and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity students.
- Halve the gap in progression to higher level study or professional employment between students from the most deprived areas and least deprived areas.