The Manchester A – Z Approach to Widening Participation

D.G. Allison, M. Zargarani

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    In 2007 / 08 the School of Pharmacy at Manchester participated in a pilot study run by central admissions looking at the use of contextual data (eg Index of Multiple Deprivation; school / college performance; parents in higher education; whether an applicant has been looked after/in care for more than 12 months) to widen access to higher education. In that study, 27% of our home applicants were flagged as contextual students, of which the contextual data was used on 20 (8.7%) to invite them for interview. The end result was four students registering on the M.Pharm. that would not otherwise have been given the opportunity. All four have successfully completed year 1 of the course, one student being in the top 25% of the year group with an average of 69%.Data from this pilot study has since been used to help launch our Foundation Year programme which openly targets students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationhost publication
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoyal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
    EventRPSGB Academic Pharmacy Group Conference - Bath
    Duration: 4 Mar 20105 Mar 2010


    ConferenceRPSGB Academic Pharmacy Group Conference


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