Category: Inequality

Sutton Trust Commissions Bridge Group to Evaluate its Programmes

The Sutton Trust has commissioned the Bridge Group to evaluate its Pathways programmes, which are designed to widen access to the professions amongst students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The evaluation will involve sophisticated data analysis and qualitative research with participants, university coordinators, and teachers. It builds on the Bridge Group’s extensive work on the role

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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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Bridge Group/HEPI Christmas Reception

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who contributed to our debate on ‘seeking social mobility solutions’ on 13 December. With special thanks to the Inner Temple, for hosting, to Alan Milburn and our panellists, Omar Khan, Selina Todd, and Vikki Bolliver, and to Nick Hillman for chairing. For those of you unable to attend,

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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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