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Invitation to Tender - Review of research literature and case studies

Advance HE is currently commissioning two literature reviews on priority areas.

The reviews will focus on high quality research published by Advance HE and others across the UK as well as international literature including empirical evidence and developments drawing on research and evaluation and policy documents. The Tender is for a fixed sum of £5,000 inc VAT (Five thousand pounds). Currently we intend to commission two literature reviews, one for each of the topics listed below:

Access, retention, attainment, and progression:

The review aims to identify recent literature (and case studies) in relation to access, retention, attainment, and progression, aligned with the Advance HE framework in this area. This should highlight evidence-based policy or practice that has had a demonstrable impact on student outcomes, including impact on progression, engagement, satisfaction, skill acquisition and/or self-confidence and student degree classification.

Employability:

The literature review aims to identify specific impact and evidence in relation to embedding employability within Higher Education (HE), predominantly since the most recent Advance HE literature review from 2016. This should highlight evidence-based policy and/or practice that have had a demonstrable impact on student outcomes including student performance, progression, engagement, satisfaction, skill acquisition and/or self-confidence. The inclusion of case studies is also seen as favourable.

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Key dates include:
Stage: Date:
Invitation to tender Issued Friday 19 February 2021
Deadline for receipt of questions relating to the tender Friday 26 February 2021
Answers to questions issued Friday 5 March 2021
Tender submission deadline Friday 12 March 2021 (17:00)
Teams informed of outcomes w/c 22 March 2021
Agreement commencement date March 2021
Initial advisory group meeting w/c 29 March 2021