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#017 – Research round up: aspirations, policy narratives and exclusion interventions

In this episode Anna and Sam explore a selection of the research that’s been hitting our desks in recent weeks. We discuss a major study of young people’s occupational aspirations using visual methods, a discourse analysis of the ways in which policymakers talk about students in higher education, and a systematic review of the effectiveness of different types of exclusion intervention.

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The underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in higher education: are aspirations to blame?

Young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are underrepresented at high status Russell Group universities. Why is this? Data from a major panel study of young people suggests it has little to do with their aspirations to apply to university, their expectations that they will get in if they do apply, or …

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The underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in higher education: are aspirations to blame?

This presentation, delivered by LKMco Research Associate Dr Sam Baars at the Brilliant Club inaugural conference, uses data from a major panel study to explore how young people from the same cohort, but different ethnic groups, differ in relation to: Their aspirations and expectations of Higher Education Whether they seek information and guidance on how …

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