The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) was set up in 2019 and is funded by the Office for Students on an initial grant until 2023.

TASO is an independent charity and will be seeking ongoing funds from a range of sources.

Before becoming a charity, TASO was managed by a consortium of King’s College London, Nottingham Trent University and the Behavioural Insights Team.

Behavioural Insights Team

Our Vision and Mission

  • Our vision is to eliminate equality gaps in higher education.
  • Our mission is to improve lives through evidence-informed practice in higher education.

What Works Centre

TASO is an affiliate What Works Centre, and part of the UK Government’s What Works Movement. This means that TASO is committed to the generation, synthesis and dissemination of high-quality evidence about effective practice in widening participation and student outcomes.