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					Widening Participation (WP) and Teaching
Enhancement and Student Success (TESS)


            Christine Daniel
             October 2009
          What is WP funding for?


• Recognises the additional costs of recruiting
  and retaining students from disadvantaged or
  non-traditional backgrounds

• Institutional funding, not student support
     How much funding is allocated?

• Total 2009-10 allocations: £144m

• Two streams of the WP allocation:

  – Funding for widening access (£62m FT; £69m PT)

  – Funding for disabled students (£13m)
          Widening Access allocation

• New UG entrants are assigned to census wards using
  postcode

• Wards assigned to quintiles according to:
   – FT UG under 21: young HE participation
   – PT and mature FT: average educational achievement

• Students weighted according to quintile of their ward

• College average weight calculated for FT and PT
  students and used to calculate allocation
                WA population

• FT or PT HEFCE-funded UK-domiciled
  undergraduate (including FD) entrants

• This information taken from HEIFES07 re-
  creation and only counts students eligible to
  be counted in Column 4 of the re-creation

• ELQs are not counted in population
   Key ILR fields used in WA allocation


• L17 (Home postcode)

• H11 (Highest qualification on entry)

• HEFQAIM (includes QUAL_TYP)
    WP for disabled students allocation

• Calculate proportion of students in receipt of Disabled
  Students’ Allowance (DSA)

• Proportions across sector ranked and split into
  quartiles

• College assigned to a quartile and then weighted
  according to this quartile

• Weight is used in calculating allocation

• Allocation is subject to a minimum value
 Disabled students allocation population

• HEFCE-funded, independently funded or
  non-fundable UK-domiciled students who
  would be eligible to receive the DSA (if they
  were disabled)

• This information taken from HEIFES07 re-
  creation and only counts students eligible to
  be counted in Column 4 of the re-creation
 Key ILR fields used in disabled students
                 allocation


• L29 (Additional support) = 71 indicates a
  student is in receipt of the DSA
        What is TESS funding for?

• To support the enhancement of learning and
  teaching

• Improving retention of students who are at risk of
  not continuing their studies

• To contribute to the success of students

• Institutional funding, not student support
     How much funding is allocated?

• Total 2009-10 allocations: £269m

• Three streams of the TESS allocation:
  – Improving retention (£174m FT; £54m PT)
  – Institutional learning and teaching strategies
    (£31m)
  – Research-informed teaching (£10m)
    FT Improving Retention allocation


• FT UG new entrants assigned to risk
  categories based on age and entry
  qualifications

• Students weighted according to their risk
  category

• College average weight calculated for FT
  students and used to calculate allocation
              FT IR population

• FT and SWOUT HEFCE-fundable UK-
  domiciled undergraduate (including FD)
  entrants

• This information taken from HEIFES07 re-
  creation and only counts students eligible to
  be counted in Column 4 of the re-creation

• ELQs are not counted in population
   Key ILR fields used in FT improving
           retention allocation


• H11 (Highest qualification on entry)

• H39 (UCAS tariff points)

• H41 (UCAS application code)
  – H39 and H41 used from 2010-11 allocation
     Timetable for 2009-10 WP/TESS
                allocations
• July 2008: 2007-08 ILR web facility
  released
• March 2009: initial 2009-10 WP/TESS
  allocation
• April 2009: 2007-08 ILR derived statistics
  exercise launched
• May 2009: deadline for receipt of
  amendments to 2007-08 ILR data for
  inclusion in July allocation
    Timetable for 2009-10 WP/TESS
               allocations

• July 2009: revised 2009-10 WP/TESS
  allocations

• September 2009: 2008-09 ILR web
  facility released

• Winter 2009-10: 2008-09 ILR-derived
  statistics exercise launched
                      Useful reading

How we fund WP
                   www.hefce.ac.uk/widen/fund/

How we fund TESS
      www.hefce.ac.uk/learning/funding/support/

‘2007-08 statistics derived from ILR data for monitoring and
   allocation of funding ’ (HEFCE 2009/16) - Annex C and
   Appendix 4
             www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2009/09_16/

Latest 2009-10 grant letter
             www.hefce.ac.uk/finance/recurrent/?o=1
   Whom to contact…




       Christine Daniel
e-mail: c.daniel@hefce.ac.uk
     tel: 0117 931 7373

				
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