Published by Kirsty Wadsley, Head of Widening Participation, The London School of Economics on 6 September 2017
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On the 5th September, The Guardian newspaper wrote an exclusive article about Reform‘s recent report Joining the elite: how top universities can enhance social mobility. The article comments on the ‘incredibly slow’ progress that England’s top universities have made in widening access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, despite having schemes in place that are designed to widen access to their undergraduate courses. The article highlights key findings from the Reform report which has found that whilst English universities overall have increased access for disadvantaged students, this progress is skewed towards lower- and middle-tier universities.
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