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RARA is a Targeted Personal Tutoring Support Programme for Narrowing Gaps in Student Achievement.

Who we are

RARA is a project funded by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund, dedicated to improving personal tutoring as a means for narrowing gaps in student achievement.

We represent a diverse coalition of universities committed to closing our attainment gaps, specifically for students from BME groups, and lower socio-economic backgrounds.

RARA Partners Source: TUoS analysis of UUK Universities/National HESA data

We know the difference effective personal tutoring might make to students’ personal and education outcomes: the project hopes to capture this learning so universities can make evidence-informed decisions about personal tutoring.

Through this project we are going to draw on existing best practice, pilot a targeted approach to personal tutoring, in a diverse range of faculties: Engineering (Sheffield), Dentistry (King’s), and Creative and Cultural Industries (Portsmouth).

A partnership of
University of Sheffield
Kings College
University of Portsmouth
Funded by
Hefce

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