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Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study (2019)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Waller, R., & McCartan, K. (2019). Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study. Sexuality and Culture, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-019-09682-8

This research emanates from an anti-sexual violence bystander programme delivered at an English university. Fifteen students were identified through purposive and convenience sampling to take part in focus groups. Discussions emerged regarding atypic... Read More about Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study.

Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher education (2018)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Waller, R. (2018). Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher education. British Educational Research Journal, 44(5), 914-938. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3475

© 2018 British Educational Research Association Raising the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds progressing to higher education has been a key policy objective for successive governments in the UK since the late 1990s. Often thi... Read More about Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher education.

The Learning Adult: Building and Reflecting on the Work of Peter Jarvis (2018)
Book
Holford, J., Milana, M., Waller, R., & Webb, S. (2018). The Learning Adult: Building and Reflecting on the Work of Peter Jarvis. Routledge

Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This book explores the breadth and significance of his work. Sixteen chapters by leading international scholars explain and engage crit... Read More about The Learning Adult: Building and Reflecting on the Work of Peter Jarvis.

Access, participation and capabilities: Theorising the contribution of university bursaries to students’ well-being, flourishing and success (2018)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., Davies, S., Harris, R., & Waller, R. (2018). Access, participation and capabilities: Theorising the contribution of university bursaries to students’ well-being, flourishing and success. Cambridge Journal of Education, 48(6), 677-695. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1401586

For the last 10 years, universities in England have been expected to offer financial support to low-income students alongside that provided by government. These bursaries were initially conceived in terms of improving access for under-represented gro... Read More about Access, participation and capabilities: Theorising the contribution of university bursaries to students’ well-being, flourishing and success.

Higher education and social inequalities: University admissions, experiences and outcomes (2018)
Book
Waller, R., Ingram, N., & Ward, M. R. M. (2018). Higher education and social inequalities: University admissions, experiences and outcomes. Routledge

An edited collection of twelve original chapters of contemporary research into higher education and social inequality. The book is divided into three distinct sections exploring how social inequality manifests itself in three stages of the student li... Read More about Higher education and social inequalities: University admissions, experiences and outcomes.

Gendered and classed graduate transitions to work: How the unequal playing field is constructed, maintained and experienced (2018)
Book Chapter
Bradley, H., & Waller, R. (2018). Gendered and classed graduate transitions to work: How the unequal playing field is constructed, maintained and experienced. In R. Waller, N. Ingram, & M. R. Ward (Eds.), Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University admissions, experiences and outcomes, 210-230. Routledge

A recent Institute of Fiscal Studies report (Crawford and Vignoles, 2014) of 200,000 graduates showed those who had attended independent schools on average earned 18% more than peers from state schools 3.5 years after university. Even for graduates f... Read More about Gendered and classed graduate transitions to work: How the unequal playing field is constructed, maintained and experienced.

Part III – Contexts, people and practices (2018)
Book Chapter
Waller, R., Milana, M., Webb, S., & Holford, J. (2018). Part III – Contexts, people and practices. In M. Milana, S. Webb, J. Holford, R. Waller, & P. Jarvis (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Adult and Lifelong Education and Learning, 737-740. Palgrave

An overview of the third section of the edited handbook

The Palgrave international handbook of adult and lifelong education and learning (2018)
Book
Milana, M., Webb, S., Holford, J., Waller, R., & Jarvis, P. (2018). The Palgrave international handbook of adult and lifelong education and learning. Palgrave Macmillan

This Handbook provides a wide-ranging frame of reference for researching adult and lifelong education and learning. With contributions from scores of established and newer scholars from six continents, the volume covers a diverse range of geopolitica... Read More about The Palgrave international handbook of adult and lifelong education and learning.

“Further education, future prosperity? The Implications of Marketisation on Further Education Working Practices” (2017)
Journal Article
Illsley, R., & Waller, R. (2017). “Further education, future prosperity? The Implications of Marketisation on Further Education Working Practices”. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 22(4), 477-494. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2017.1381291

© 2017 Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education (ARPCE). This paper examines how the marketised funding system of vocational further education is affecting lecturers’ working practices and professional integrity. Semi-structured intervie... Read More about “Further education, future prosperity? The Implications of Marketisation on Further Education Working Practices”.

Success and Impact in Widening Participation Policy: What Works and How Do We Know? (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Waller, R. (2017). Success and Impact in Widening Participation Policy: What Works and How Do We Know?. Higher Education Policy, 30(2), 141-160. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-016-0020-x

© 2016 International Association of Universities. Efforts to widen the participation in higher education for disadvantaged and under-represented groups are common to many countries. In England, higher education institutions are required by government... Read More about Success and Impact in Widening Participation Policy: What Works and How Do We Know?.

Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students (2017)
Journal Article
Waller, R., Mathers, A., Savidge, P., Flook, G., & Hamm, D. (2017). Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students

This article is a collaborative piece of work co-written by two university academic staff (AM and RW), an FE college lecturer (PS), and two undergraduate students (GF and DH) who recently participated in the tutor/mentor scheme. The university academ... Read More about Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students.

Paired peers: Moving on up? Project Report (2017)
Report
Bradley, H., Waller, R., Bathmaker, A. M., Ingram, N., Hoare, A., Bentley, L., …Abrahams, J. (2017). Paired peers: Moving on up? Project Report

Paired Peers Phase 2 (August 2014 - July 2017)followed up Paired Peers: Class and the Student Experience, also funded by Leverhulme Trust, which ran from September 2010 to August 2013. This project followed a cohort of students from Bristol’s two uni... Read More about Paired peers: Moving on up? Project Report.

Evaluating outreach activities: overcoming challenges through a realist ‘small steps’ approach (2016)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Waller, R. (2017). Evaluating outreach activities: overcoming challenges through a realist ‘small steps’ approach. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 21(2-3), 81-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603108.2016.1256353

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Practitioners are being placed under increasing pressure to evaluate the success of their outreach activities, both by government and by their own universities. Based in a reductionist d... Read More about Evaluating outreach activities: overcoming challenges through a realist ‘small steps’ approach.

Higher education, social class and social mobility: The degree generation (2016)
Book
Bathmaker, A., Ingram, N., Abrahams, J., Hoare, A., Waller, R., & Bradley, H. (2016). Higher education, social class and social mobility: The degree generation. PalgraveMacmillan

A book from the Paired Peers project, which followed a cohort of undergraduate students at the two universities in Bristol from their induction to their final exams. The project looked at the impact of their social class background upon their experie... Read More about Higher education, social class and social mobility: The degree generation.

The evaluation of widening participation activities in higher education: A survey of institutional leaders in England (2015)
Report
Harrison, N., Waller, R., & Last, K. (2015). The evaluation of widening participation activities in higher education: A survey of institutional leaders in England

This paper reports the results of an online survey of senior managers with responsibility for widening participation (WP) in English universities. 57 institutions participated, giving a response rate of 38 percent. The questionnaire primarily focused... Read More about The evaluation of widening participation activities in higher education: A survey of institutional leaders in England.