An exciting new opportunity has become available for a consultant or consultancy with expertise in quantitative data analysis, as part of a unique project that aims to improve understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the awarding gap between disadvantaged learners and their peers.

In response to the rapid shift to online teaching and learning that took place when the pandemic hit in March 2020, TASO is seeking to answer the research question: when pure face-to-face learning is not possible, what is the best way of structuring higher education (HE) courses to minimise equality gaps?

TASO has obtained institutional data from one partner Higher Education Provider (HEP) and would like up to eight days of support to deliver the analysis of this data and an analysis report as a final deliverable.

This project is funded by the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO). The budget for the analysis is between £5,000 – £7,000 (inclusive of VAT).

Application and timelines

Find out more about the invitation to tender here. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form provided in the link, saving the form using the name of your organisation.

Please submit the completed form to by 12:00 on 10 December 2021.

We anticipate the project will start w/c 13 December 2021 with final reporting at the beginning of February 2022.