The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) is being set up by a consortium of King’s College London, Nottingham Trent University and the Behavioural Insights Team.

Behavioural Insights Team

TASO was set up in 2019 and is funded by the Office for Students. TASO will be fully independent and self-funding by 2022.

Our Vision and Mission

  • Our vision is to eliminate equality gaps in higher education within 20 years.
  • Our mission is to improve lives through evidence-based practice in higher education.

Expert Advisers and Researchers

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).

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.