Project exploring POLAR4 for Russell Group
We have recently completed a dashboard for use which takes the POLAR4 methodology and re-maps participation into HE for Russell Group institutions. It has been noted that using POLAR for high tariff institutions was becoming increasingly problematic as a metric as the likelihood of learners coming from low participation neighbourhoods into these universities was small. This project was commissioned and funded by UCL.
The dashboard was developed in R and shiny.
It can be found by clicking here (and will open in a new window).
Due to the large file sizes, only the England maps were put online, although of course the calculations were done for all countries.
The map takes approximately 10 seconds to load (dependent on local network speeds) but once loaded there is no lag time at all in navigating the map.