Include is a Swedish national network which works with Widening Participation (WP) in Higher Education (HE). Include aims to spread the word about Widening Participation, Retention, Equality and Diversity, from policy to practice. We want to provide examples of evidence based methods and models for assessment as well as being a resource for those working with Widening Participation in HE in Sweden.
WP is not merely about access to HE. WP is also about the fact that Universities cannot afford to miss out from all knowledge, energy and interest among all those who may not dare to take the step to HE.
A starting point for INCLUDE’s work with WP is the goal that all individuals, no matter what background, shall have equal access to HE. We believe that universities and society, through WP and an including perspective, are enriched when a broader spectrum of students can continue in HE.