RCUK commissioned us to undertake an end-of-programme review, based on annual reports from the eight universities involved as Catalysts and their own project evaluation data. Our report and summary provide a synthesis of the approaches and achievements of the PER Catalyst programme overall and were published on RCUK’s website in October 2016.
SUPI is a four-year initiative to create mechanisms for universities to work in partnership with schools and colleges and to support researchers to engage directly with students about research. We are evaluating the success, challenges and impact of the programme through analysis of all project documentation and interviews with university staff, school/college staff and students. The final report should be available in early 2018.