Evaluation of the Roma Graduate Preparation Programme
Roma experience extreme discrimination and disadvantage in terms of housing, employment, education and access to health care. They are also significantly under-represented within higher education. CEU’s unique Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) provides support to Roma graduates to succeed in their careers and to act as role models and leaders in the Roma community. Programme participants are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to apply for and study at postgraduate level.
CFE Research and Professor John Brennan were commissioned to carry out an independent evaluation of the RGPP. The evaluation identified achievements over the last three years, assessed the impact of the RGPP on alumni and captured lessons learned in order to inform the future development of the programme. The evaluation involved secondary analysis of programme management information and qualitative fieldwork (individual and group interviews) with staff, stakeholders and RGPP students and alumni.