By the SPHEIR team

04 April 2022 - 13:02

The SPHEIR programme sought to broaden access to higher education for traditionally under-represented groups. As the programme comes to a close, this papers looks at the approach taken to promote gender equality and social inclusion across the SPHEIR portfolio, highlighting what worked well and what could have been improved.

The paper starts with a summary of how gender equality and social inclusion were approached in SPHEIR, before moving on to look in depth at two SPHEIR partnerships which focused specifically on enhancing access to and inclusion in higher education, and then exploring good practice in the remainder of the SPHEIR portfolio of projects. The concluding reflections summarise the learning generated throughout the paper.