Institute of Education


Inequalities in social and economic conditions of student life in Europe

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, 12 July 2018

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Committee Room 1, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL

The project EUROSTUDENT provides comprehensive, comparative data showing an overview of students' social and economic conditions in 28 countries of the European Higher Education Area.

Covering all aspects of the student life cycle from entry into higher education to an assessment of employment prospects, the project findings highlight the diversity of student populations across Europe, e.g. with regard to students' age, and their family and living situation.

In spite of clear differences across countries, similar patterns are found in most, if not all, countries when it comes to students without higher education background. In comparison to their peers with academic parents, their living and study conditions are different in many regards.

The seminar will present the findings of the latest EUROSTUDENT report, highlighting key characteristics that differentiate Europe's students, but also drawing attention to the patterns of inequality that are found across the different educational systems.

About the speaker

Since joining the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Dr Kristina Hauschildt's work has focused on the evaluation of policy and practice in higher education, covering a wide range of topics from student dropout to the impact of student fees on the quality of higher education provision, often with an international component.



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