Category: Higher Education

Bridging the Gaps Conference 2017

On Wednesday 17 May, the Bridge Group held its second annual conference, bringing together more than 200 representatives from universities, government, charities and the private sector to discuss ways to pursue social mobility. Slides from the day are available here. The conference kicked off with two startling new pieces of research. In a new study

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Solicitors Regulation Authority Commissions Bridge Group Research on Diversity in the Legal Profession

The Bridge Group has been commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to undertake research to explore the potential impact on diversity of the introduction of the new Solicitors Qualification Examination. The assessment is part of a wider range of proposed reforms under the ‘Training for Tomorrow’ programme, which is reviewing the education and training of

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UPP Foundation Awards Research Grant to the Bridge Group

The Bridge Group has been awarded a grant from the UPP Foundation to to build knowledge and understanding of effective policy and practice in careers services supporting students from less advantaged backgrounds, as well as improving communication between careers services teams and employers. Dr Paul Marshall, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the UPP Foundation, said:

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Progression to Higher Education in Rural and Coastal Communities

In partnership with members of the Working Group on Rural and Coastal Disadvantage, the Bridge Group is undertaking research to improve understanding of the influence of place on access to higher education.

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