Seminar Widening Access to Scottish Higher Education:

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

The Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) would like to invite you to join us at our seminar “Widening Access to Scottish Higher Education: Getting in, Getting by and Getting on”, to be held at the University of Edinburgh on the 1st December between 9:30am and 3:00pm. The Scottish White Paper on independence argued that ‘free education for those able to benefit is a core part of Scotland’s educational tradition and the values that underpin our educational system. One of the major achievements of devolved government in Scotland has been to restore this right to Scottish domiciled undergraduate students’ (Scottish Government 2013, p.198). Despite the Scottish Government’s frequent affirmation of its commitment to social justice principles, there has recently been a recognition of the need for much firmer action to tackle the social class gap in higher education participation, reflecting wider social inequalities in Scotland. The papers during the course of this seminar will provide evidence to inform the debate on widening access to higher education in Scotland. At the event, we will be launching our book Higher Education in Scotland and the UK: Diverging or Converging Systems, edited by Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon and Sarah Minty Edinburgh University Press.
Period1 Dec 2015
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • WP, admissions, access, equality, fair,