Welcome to the Distinct project.

This HEFCE-funded initiative has now come to an end but the project resources remain available for you to browse on this site until February 2014.

Use the tabs above, or click on a link below, to find out more about why HEFCE initiated this project, the research approach, and how the project was managed.

Why this project

In a crowded marketplace, and with uncertainty around funding and student numbers a distinctive and compelling institutional identity is essential for survival. Find out more in Distinct Matters.

The research approach

A variety of research tools are being utilised to capture learning from both within and beyond the HE sector; about how to identify and harness the distinctiveness of an organisation, and to develop strategies for success. Learn about the Research Approach.

The partners

This HEFCE funded project is being led by Oxford Brookes University, in partnership with Bournemouth University and the University of Bradford. Find out more about what brought the partners to this project in particular in The Partners.

The people

Conducting the research and staying in touch with the sector is the remit of the project team.

A collaborative approach

Sharing good practice and lessons learnt across the sector will be central to the value of the project. Learn more about the organisations and professionals, from both within and beyond the sector, who have contributed to the project to date.





Project now closed

This project is now finished and the content on the site is provided as an archive of the research.