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Student equality advocate joins Transforming Access and Student Outcomes Network

Date 27.01.2021

Senior Lecturer in Law, Nick Cartwright, has been appointed to the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) network.

The TASO work to eliminate equality gaps in higher education and improve lives through evidence-informed practice in higher education.

Nick joins the Sector Network of the TASO, which brings together researchers, practitioners, and evaluators with an interest in widening participation and student success.

Nick’s academic research focuses on the relationship between equality and teaching and learning and he submitted his PhD thesis in 2020, which was recently featured in WonkHE. In his PhD thesis, Nick particularly explores the equality of experience of students, exploring the impact of race and gender.

Speaking about the appointment, Nick Cartwright said: “I feel privileged to be a part of the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) network. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the TASO to positively influence policy and practice to enhance the equality of opportunity for students.

“At the University of Northampton, we are working hard to create an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity, which is at the heart of our ethos as a Changemaker University. I’m looking forward to sharing this work with TASO, and learning from the best practice the network identifies and evaluating where this work could have a positive impact in Northampton.”