Firstly, the Education charity Teach First has found that those born in the poorest postcodes of the country have just a one in five chance of progressing to university. By contrast, half of young people born in the wealthiest postcodes go on to higher education. In a report released in partnership with the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation, Beyond Access: Getting to University and Succeeding There, Teach First has warned that unless action is taken by the Government, universities and wider society, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will continue to struggle to reach their full potential.
Secondly, The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the social mobility charity Brightside are jointly publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers.