01/01/2017 Education Political Science
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6351-116-2_6 SemanticScholar ID: 158018583 MAG: 2623265274

How Can we Widen Participation in Higher Education? The Promise of Contextualised Admissions

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Widening participation in higher education has been on the UK policy agenda for more than fifty years. Yet, despite some progress across the UK higher education sector overall (DfE, 2016), students from less socioeconomically advantaged backgrounds remain severely under-represented among entrants to the UK’s most academically selective universities.

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Prof. Stephen Gorard

University of Durham - Professor in the School of Education

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