Access and Widening Participation


Research seminars

Social mobility and widening access research seminars at UCL 

Running in July and September 2019 at UCL's central London campus, the seminars provided a space for debate and analysis of current issues affecting policy, practice and research in widening access and social mobility. 

  • Professor Claire Callender, discussing research on the decline of part-time undergraduate study  - Wednesday 3 July 2019, 1:30-3pm 
  • Dr Morag Henderson and Dr Nikki Shure. 'First in the family': higher education choices and labour market outcomes - Wednesday 10 July 2019, 1:30-3pm 
  • Professor Wing Chan, speaking about research on social mobility and individual wellbeing - Thursday 25 July 2019, 1:30-3pm 
  • Dr Brian Bell, discussing research on the changing geography of intergenerational social mobility - Tuesday 30 July 2019, 1:30-3pm 
  • Dr Michael Donnelly and Dr Sol Gamsu, exploring the significance of place in young people's lives and future trajectories - Thursday 12th September 2019, 1.30-3pm
  • Professor Louise Archer, discussing the intersectionality of inequality, ethnicity, gender and social class - Thursday 19th September 2019, 1:30-3pm 
  • Karina Berzins, presenting research on POLAR4, and how rates of participation at Russell Group universities compare to overall progression to university - Wednesday 25th September 2019, 1:30-3pm 

In addition to running our own UCL research seminar series, we collaborate with The Brilliant Club on their seminar programme, which aims to bring together academics and practitioners with an interest in widening participation and educational equality.