The path to higher education: socioeconomic disadvantage in plans and outcomes
20 September 2018, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Efforts to ‘widen participation’ in higher education have not yet reached their goal of getting significant numbers of young people from low participation backgrounds into Higher Education.
Gordon House29 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0PPUnited Kingdom
This is especially noticable at ‘elite institutions’ or degree programmes with high labour market returns.
One important step in achieving this is to better understand when the gaps in plans and outcomes between advantaged and disadvantaged young people occur so that policy can be better targeted.
In this event, we explore aspirations, applications, academic ‘undermatch’, those who are ‘first in the family’ to attend university, and later labour market outcomes to gain a more complete picture of the challenges facing the widening participation agenda.
This event is supported by the British Academy and the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).
About the speakers
- Nikki Shure
- Lorraine Dearden
- Gill Wyness
- Morag Henderson
- John Jerrim
- Matt Dickson
- Stuart Campbell
- Lindsey Macmillan
- Richard Murphy