This synthesis focuses on the sizeable body of material in the Widening Access and Student Retention and Success (WASRS) archive that describes this work. It also draws on relevant evidence from the wider literature.
This literature synthesis is one of six commissioned by the Higher Education Academy. They bring together the central themes in the research and practice legacy of the Aimhigher, Lifelong learning, Action on Access, and What Works? programmes.
The syntheses draw on the literature in the WASRS archive, on a number of publications produced by the HEFCE and on some external sources.