Reports & Research

Evaluating impact and sharing knowledge

At Greater Manchester Higher (GM Higher) we take pride in the wide range of activities and projects we deliver in schools, colleges and communities across Greater Manchester, engaging thousands of young people, and supporting them on their journey into higher education.

We are committed to ensuring our programme of outreach activities has a positive impact on the learners we engage. Over the last four years, we have been building an evidence base of ‘what works’ here in Greater Manchester. This section of our website provides more information about what we do and why we do it. It demonstrates our positive impact on the lives of Greater Manchester learners, shares our knowledge of evaluating outreach and houses a number of reports commissioned by Greater Manchester Higher.

Our work also contributes to the national evidence base of the Uni Connect programme; you will find a link to the ‘Office for Students (OfS) Evaluating Uni Connect’s impact’ page where a range of reports at the national/programme level can be accessed.

GM Higher Reports

Brightside Reports

GM Higher Research

Uni Connect Research

External Research