Why we collect data

At KMPF, we routinely collect data to reflect on our outreach work to consider its impact and to track young people’s progression through their education journey.

We are committed to ensuring our programme of outreach activities has a positive impact on the learners we reach, so evaluating and evidencing these effects is crucial.

How we collect data

Our partners collect pre-and post-activity data and surveys, which we use to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of outreach activities that are attended

Examples of data we collect

An example of the data we collect are activity attendance registers, which enable us to gather information on the students who we engage with, for example their name, date of birth, postcode, biological sex and if their parents have any experience of university. This data is stored in a secure database called the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT), which enables us to compile reports and evaluation.

Another example of the data we gather are surveys from students, which we use to track attitudes over time, for example their thoughts about education, university and plans for the future

Evaluation impact

The insights we gain from all of this evaluation is fed right back into our programme, ensuring that learners’ needs are met, our activities continue to be improved, and we are meeting our aims.

Evaluation is also undertaken at national level for the Uni Connect programme as a whole, by the Office for Students, to assess how successfully the programme is working and meeting its objectives.

In the academic year 21-22

2100+Activities KMPF and partners have run, totalling over 7,600 hours in duration.
21443Young people have attended at least 1 activity

 

Want to find out more about the Uni Connect, including a range of reports?

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Featured evaluation reports

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KMPF Careers in Sport Project Report 2022

In partnership with Kent and Medway Progression Federation (KMPF), Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) delivered a series of workshops aimed at introducing young people to a variety of career opportunities in sport. The 2022 project evaluation report can be downloaded here.

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UCA ‘Thrive Youth Conference’ 2022 – Evaluation Report

UCA's Thrive Youth Conference took place over 2 days in April 2022. The conference aimed to highlight the range of creative careers available, enable young people to find out more
about the vast range of sectors that rely on creative subjects to thrive, focus on enabling and realising aspirations, and give young people the opportunity to find out more about university and make informed decisions about their future.

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TASO Blog – What we learnt from taking part in TASO’s Summer School Evaluation

This blog from Amy Burt (Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, University of Kent) looks at the experience of virtual summer schools.

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Canterbury Christ Church University Inspiring Minds Impact Evaluation

This report follows a quasi-experimental evaluation design to evaluate the impact of participating in CCCU’s Inspiring Minds Year 10 STEM activity. The analysis draws on data supplied as part of the HEAT Track to examine the impact of participation on Key Stage 4 exam attainment.

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National Literacy Trust Words for Your Future Evaluation Report

Words for Your Future is a bespoke programme that brings higher education into the classroom to unlock students' literacy skills and raise aspirations.

The programme targets Year 9 students who have the ability to achieve the grades to secure a place at university, but may lack the confidence and literacy skills to do so.

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