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Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education

The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) is a new What Works Centre for the higher education sector. TASO’s focus will be on eliminating equality gaps in higher education within 20 years.

Committed to the synthesis, generation and dissemination of high-quality evidence about effective practice in widening participation and student outcomes, TASO will be an independent hub for higher education professionals to access leading research, toolkits, evaluation techniques.

Established in Spring 2019, TASO is being set up by a consortium of King’s College London, Nottingham Trent University and the Behavioural Insights Team, and is funded by the Office for Students. TASO will be fully independent and self-funding by 2022.

In addition to the organisations co-leading the establishment of TASO, we will also be supported by other expert researchers from The Education Policy Institute, Higher Education Access Tracker, Coventry University and The Bridge Group.

We also have a team of advisers that include Prof. Simon Burgess (Bristol), Prof. Christine Broughan (Coventry), Dr. Sam Friedman (LSE) and Dr. Michael Sanders (King’s College London).