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Second FCF Impact Event Hosted by Bhagat Phool Singh Women’ s University

At the end of January, the second Fair Chance for Education Project impact event was hosted by Bhagat Phool Singh Women’ s University, led by Dr Manju Panwar, a member of the FCF Project’s Consultative Group. The international online workshop ‘A Fair Chance to Access Higher Education: Collaborative Workshop to develop an Outreach Activity Resource’ brought together field experts and three Indian government college principals who piloted the FCF Outreach Activity Resource (forthcoming).

The virtual event was highly successful and attended by 70 participants. The FCF Team was particularly delighted to hear about the great success of the piloting of the Outreach Activity Resource which took place in three colleges in Haryana, which led to over 1000 school students some accompanied by their families taking part in the outreach activities organised by the colleges.

A full report for this event will be available soon on our Output page.

Fri 11 Feb 2022, 10:54

FCF Project Publishes Report about its 2021 Academic Conference

In July 2021, the FCF Project hosted its academic conference ‘A Fair Chance for Education: Problematising Access and Mapping Gendered Pathways to Higher Education in India Conference’, jointly organised by the University of Warwick and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, and funded by the Fair Chance Foundation. The conference drew a large number of attendees, with 144 delegates participating in the conference across both days.

Today, the project published its full report about this successful conference.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here for more detail about the event.

Tue 07 Dec 2021, 16:02

FCF Project Team Members Present at Queen’s University Belfast Workshop

This workshop was attended by 30 participants interested in widening participation in Law Schools in the UK and Ireland. It was the first formal event for this exciting new network. The speakers provided rich and diverse understandings of the way in which widening participation is undertaken which led to stimulating and thought provoking discussions. Ann and Nidhi’s presentation, based upon the project findings, provided an Indian perspective on the subject. It was well received and led to discussion of the different ways in which widening participation is understood and addressed in India, the UK, and Ireland. Ann and Nidhi were also able to learn more about specific UK and Irish contexts and aim to pursue the joint learning from the workshop through further collaborative initiatives.

Click here to see the presentation slides.

Mon 06 Dec 2021, 15:22

FCF Project Publishes Report about its First Impact Event

In September 2021, the FCF Project ran its first impact event, which was hosted by the Central University Haryana and led by project partner Dr. Renu Yadav. The event was an International Virtual Workshop entitled ‘A Fair Chance to Access Higher Education: Collaborative Workshop to develop a Policy Brief and Outreach Activity Resource’.

Today, the project published its full report about this successful impact event.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here to read the short news item about the event.

Wed 01 Dec 2021, 17:04

First FCF Project Impact Event Hosted by Central University Haryana

At the end of September, the first FCF Project Impact Event was hosted by the Central University Haryana, led by project partner Dr. Renu Yadav. The event was an International Virtual Workshop entitled ‘A Fair Chance to Access Higher Education: Collaborative Workshop to develop a Policy Brief and Outreach Activity Resource’.

The workshop gathered Haryana government college principals as well as the Vice-Chancellor from Central University Haryana and the Deputy Director from the Haryana Department of Higher Education.

The workshop provided us with invaluable insight on our draft Policy Brief as well as on a draft Outreach Activity Resource.

We hope to be piloting the Outreach Activity Resource in the next few months with some of the colleges who attended the event.

Tue 26 Oct 2021, 10:45

FCF Team Presented the Project Findings in Brunel University in June 2021

Emily, Nidhi and Anjali presented the findings of the Phase 1 (exploratory study) and Phase 2 (Anjali’s PhD study) in the ‘Education, the global South, and Beyond’ online seminar series at the Department of Education, Brunel University, on 24th June 2021. This seminar at Brunel University explored ‘Gendered Catchment Areas for Higher Education Choice in Haryana, India’ (slides).

The seminar attendees asked a variety of interesting and relevant questions which led to a vibrant discussion on economic factors and HE choices within families, gendered access, institutional outreach, gendered reputations and respectability, women’s perceptions of HE, regional differences between urban and rural colleges, tutoring, gendered discourses and policies in India.

Mon 05 Jul 2021, 11:35

FCF Project Phase 1 Findings Report Released!

The Fair Chance for Education Project has now published its Phase 1 Findings Report. The report is based on the project’s exploratory study, designed to understand the social background of students accessing higher education, and to identify how their educational trajectories and experiences of accessing higher education are gendered within their particular social context in Haryana. The study involved an examination of the various intersectional factors influencing their educational choices and how students had overcome different barriers to access higher education in Haryana. 

 

Click here to read the full report.

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 09:24

FCF Project First PhD Student, Anjali Thomas, Passes her Viva and is Awarded ECF IAS Fellowship

Anjali Thomas has successfully passed her PhD examination, and is now completing corrections suggested by her examiners. The doctoral thesis, which constitutes Phase 2 of the 5-year project, is entitled ‘the role of families in the gendered educational trajectories of undergraduate students in Haryana, India’. The examiners were Prof. Ann-Marie Bathmaker and Dr. Pontso Moorosi. The examiners engaged in a rich and robust discussion with Anjali and noted the value and originality of her study as a contribution to the field. Anjali has also been awarded an Early Career Fellowship (ECF) from the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), which is a competitive postdoctoral funding award, during which she will be working on publications and developing her academic career.

Wed 31 Mar 2021, 15:35

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