Access in Scotland

Lucy Hunter Blackburn, Gitit Kadar-Satat, Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract / Description of output

This research analyses the current state of play for widening access to higher education in Scotland, drawing comparisons with other parts of the UK where possible.

It provides an analysis of:

Widening access policy levers (Section 1);UCAS headline data on applications, acceptances and entry rates by students from different social backgrounds across the UK (Sections 2 and 3);Higher education initial participation rates (HEIPR) in Scotland and the rest of the UK (Section 4);UK differences in participation rates with regard to type of university and social background using HESA data (Section 5);Cross-UK institutional comparisons using HESA benchmarks (Section 6)Widening participation activity and debates in Scottish higher education institutions, particularly the ancient universities (Section 7).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherSutton Trust, The
Commissioning bodySutton Trust, The
Number of pages104
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016


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