VIRTUAL EVENT: Can we widen participation in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic?
16 July 2020, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Will some of the changes universities have introduced in response to COVID-19 exacerbate or ameliorate existing inequalities in access to higher education?
This event is free.
Centre for Global Higher Education
Predictions abound around about the effect of COVID-19 on the number of local students who will enrol in higher education in 2020/21. However, the socio-economic backgrounds of these students is rarely discussed.
This webinar will explore how changes, such as ‘test-blind’ admissions and other policies may help or hinder widening higher education participation from a UK, US, and European perspective.
- Stephen L. DesJardins, Co-Investigator on CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme
- Peter Scott, Commissioner for Fair Access in Scotland and emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies (UCL Institute of Education)
- Pedro Teixeira, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (University of Porto) and Director of CIPES (Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy)
- Claire Callender, Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education (UCL Institute of Education), and lead of CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme
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