The Unite Foundation has published a comparative data analysis looking at the educational outcomes of its scholarship students compared to other care leavers and the general student population. The analysis suggests that there is
“strong evidence that the scholarship improves educational outcomes ... specifically in year to year progression and completion”.
The data show that:
- Unite Foundation students progressed from their 1st to 2nd year of programme within 2 academic years at the same percentage as non-care leaver students and at a statistically significantly higher percentage to the other care leavers groups examined;
- When looking at year 2 to 3 continuation, again within 2 academic years, Unite Foundation students progressed at a higher percentage than other care-leavers and within 5 percentage points of the non-care leaver population; and
- Unite Foundation students achieved a ‘good honours’ degree within 3 percentage points of non-care leaver students and at a statistically significantly higher percentage than all other care leaver student groups.
You can access the summary and full report on the Unite Foundation website.
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