What is RARA?
RARA is a project, funded by the Office for Students, redeveloping personal tutoring to tackle attainment gaps in higher education.
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- Improving access among under-represented groups is important but has not proven to automatically reduce the attainment gap.
- Even controlling for prior attainment and other relevant factors, the gap remains.
- RARA aims to explore deeper issues related to the attainment gap, through pedagogical relationships students have with university staff.
- The project focuses on fostering students’ feelings of belonging and entitlement to the support available throughout their academic studies.