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How admissions reform can address five big challenges for higher education

28 February 2022

A report for UCU by Professor Graeme Atherton, Head of the Centre for Inequality and Levelling Up and Director, National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), University of West London.

There are a range of challenges facing the higher education systems of England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the 2020s. Admissions are not directly pertinent to all of them, nor is it a silver bullet where some of those it does relate to are concerned. But there are five key challenges facing higher education where admissions reform could have an impact.

These challenges and their relationship to admissions are described below.

Admissions reform: five big challenges for HE, Feb 22 [354kb]

Last updated: 28 February 2022