We research widening participation in higher education in order to better understand the factors that promote participation from a broader range of students, and the policies and practices that enhance wider successful participation in higher education. We are concerned with ensuring that all students with the talent and desire to attend university can do so, and go on to achieve their full potential in education and beyond.
Current research projects include:
- Analysing employment & earnings returns to higher education degrees using administrative data
- Identifying pupils at risk of poor socio-economic outcomes: the role of educational institutions
- Degree apprenticeships as a route for widening participation based access to higher education
Read related publications:
- IPR Policy Brief: Diverse Places of Learning? Home neighbourhood ethnic diversity and the ethnic composition of universities