| 10:00 - 12:00
|Location:||Nuffield Foundation - 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JS|
This event is now fully booked.
Entry to higher education has long ceased to be the preserve of a small, privileged minority. Nonetheless, there remain substantial socio-economic gaps in university participation and these are viewed as one major barrier to increased social mobility. Concerns about the effects of the higher education funding system on participation amongst students from poorer backgrounds have been brought to the forefront of public debate as the new regime in England - including the controversial increase in tuition fees - comes into place in October 2012.
This ESRC Festival of Social Science event will present new evidence on socio-economic differences in university access and on the implications of the new funding regime in England for students and graduates from poorer backgrounds.
The event will be chaired by Professor Sir David Watson, Principal of Green Templeton College Oxford and Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, and will finish with a discussion of the issues by a panel of expert commentators.
|This event is taking place as part of the tenth annual ESRC Festival of Social Science, 3 to 10 November 2012. The evidence comes from research at the Institute of Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies that is funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Further information on this ongoing research can be found here.|