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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).
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Sutton Trust, The|
|Commissioning body||Sutton Trust, The|
|Number of pages||104|
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2016|
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Access to higher education for people from less advantaged backgrounds in Scotland and the rest of the UK
Riddell, S., Hunter Blackburn, L., Kadar-Satat, G. & Weedon, E.
1/01/16 → 15/07/16
Social justice and widening access to higher education in Scotland: The role of Scottish collegesRiddell, S. & Blackburn, L., 2 Aug 2018, New Frontiers for College Education: International Perspective. Gallacher, J. & Reeve, F. (eds.). Routledge, p. 182-201 20 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile
Five favourite facts and findingsRyan, C., 16 May 2018
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site
Can the techniques of new public management be used to promote wider access to higher educationRiddell, S., 9 May 2018, Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective. Riddell, S., Minty, S., Weedon, E. & Whittaker, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Bingley: Emerald Publishing, p. 61-80 20 p. (Great Debates in Higher Education).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Blackburn cited by Ferret Fact Service in response to MP Cherry's claim that Scottish students leave universities without a huge debt
Lucy Hunter Blackburn
1 Media contribution
Blackburn comments on drop in applications from 18-year-olds living in disadvantaged areas in Scotland revealed by UCAS data
Lucy Hunter Blackburn
6/02/18 → 6/02/18
1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Expert Comment
Sir Peter Scott calls for universities to attract and admit more students from disadvantaged communities, The Times noted
2 items of Media coverage
Sheila Riddell (Host)14 Feb 2017
Activity: Hosting a visitor types › Hosting of external visitor (non-academic)
AQMeN International Conference
Elisabet Weedon (Speaker)26 Oct 2016 → 27 Oct 2016
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Invited talk on widening access in the UK and Europe
Elisabet Weedon (Speaker)10 Aug 2016
Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Invited talk
- Moray House School of Education and Sport - Professor
- Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)
- Institute for Education, Community & Society
Person: Academic: Research Active