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.
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).