The British Ethnic Riders Federation CIC

BLOC Project

Higher Educational institutions aim to ensure fair access and parity of experience for diverse student populations. Headline figures from data released by the Department for Education in July 2022[1] highlight how progression rates to Higher Education (HE) for those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, female students, and those who received Free School Meals have increased. Credit is given to the work of passionate Outreach teams within HE providers, delivering aspiration and awareness raising activities to students with the potential to achieve in HE.

 

Historically, outreach activities were organized through schools however outreach teams who are members of the BLOC Project recognize the civic duty of an education provider. The project exists to provide events on campuses utilizing exciting facilities and resources used in teaching and research, for more than just groups of school age children.

The project is a collaboration between LANDEX institutions and the British Ethnic Riders Forum. The symbiosis between these groups aims to increase diversity in student populations studying subjects allied to the land-based sector. We aim to publish a catalogue of activity in September2023, that contains details of how to contact project member institutions in order to facilitate more community-based outreach on our campuses.

[1] https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/widening-participation-in-higher-education/2020-21