Widening opportunity in higher education - The third phase: beyond graduation

This discussion paper, written by Professor Simon Gaskell and Professor Rebecca Lingwood, concerns the influence of socio-economic background on graduate success. 

The paper focuses explicitly on the notion of a 'third phase' of widening opportunity to supplement widening access and the optimisation of academic achievement regardless of socio-economic background.

The paper concludes with a set of recommendations for universities and employers to address the challenge of the continuing effect of socio-economic background on graduate success, and emphasises the need for rigorous evaluation of success.


Listen to the podcast discussing this report with both of the authors:

 


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