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Evaluating the fairness of admissions to UK higher education

1 March 2017 - 30 September 2019

PI/s in Exeter: Pallavi Banerjee

Research partners: Dr Vikki Boliver & Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University, project lead)

Funding awarded: £97628.00 (total funding of £199695)

Sponsor(s): ESRC

About the research

The study will evaluate the fairness of admission to UK universities in general, and to highly selective degree programmes in particular. Ongoing debates about fair access to higher education have often focussed on the need to address the poorer attainment and aspirations of those from traditionally under-represented groups. This widening participation project will scrutinise the fairness of university admissions decisions.

Economic and Social Research Council