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The geography of social mobility

Yesterday’s DfE report Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education put a strong emphasis on ‘place’, recognising that how young people ‘get on’ in life cannot easily be separated from the areas in which they grow up. I’ve blogged before, here and here, on the strong links between young people’s …

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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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