Widening Participation in Higher Education: A Quantitative Analysis

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Education
Department Name: Quantitative Social Science

Abstract

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Publications

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Chowdry H (2012) Widening participation in higher education: analysis using linked administrative data in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

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Gibbons S (2012) Geography, choice and participation in higher education in England in Regional Science and Urban Economics

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MarĂ­a Alejandra Arias (Author) Who drops out of HE? : describing the data

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Vignoles A (2009) The Socioeconomic Gap in University Dropouts in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

 
Description This work has been widely cited and used to justify early intervention to widen participation in higher education since our work suggested the problem of widening participation is largely attributable to socioeconomic gaps in achievement in primary and secondary school.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Education
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Witness for independent review of higher education funding and student finance
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Influence via Browne review of higher education funding. Invited to give evidence to the review and specifically disseminated the results from this project.
 
Description Longitudinal studies and administrative data sets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited speaker at the ESRC Ministerial Seminar, 19 July 2011, to discuss the results from this project and how we used administrative data effectively; discussing longitudinal studies and administrative data sets and the contribution they can make to the government policy making process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Social mobility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact January 2010 Meeting with Minister for Universities and Skills to discuss social mobility. Commissioned article summarizing evidence on social mobility for submission to BIS, feeding into Cabinet Office report on issue.

Meeting with Minister for Universities and Skills to discuss higher education policy and the results of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description The future of higher education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited speaker at The Guardian's The Future of Higher Education Summit, London, 16 March 2011.

Large non academic audience and panel of influential speakers from within and without academe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Widening participation in HE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited to be interviewed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011