Inequality, life chances and education: a UCU policy on widening participation

A briefing exploring widening participation in the UK, specifically, why it is important and how it can be improved.

The briefing highlights the social and economic evidence for the importance of widening participation and show how the pursuit of widening participation could help to reduce inequality in the UK. We also look at the data on participation by key group and show how application and acceptance patterns vary across low, medium and high tariff institutions.

The final part of this paper puts forward a number of policy proposals that form the beginnings of a holistic UCU policy on widening participation.

Inequality, life chances and education: a UCU policy on widening participation, Feb 14 [475kb]

Last updated: 14 December 2017

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