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University Tuition Fees: What is a Fair Deal for Students?

The Bridge Group joined with HEPI to convene a seminar on university tuition fees on 19 September. Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, chaired a discussion with Professor Claire Callender, Paul Johnson, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, and Lord David Willetts. We would like to say an enormous thank you to Nick Hillman and our prestigious contributors for giving

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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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Research Published on Diversity in Science

The Bridge Group has released a report examining diversity at Wellcome, with respect to its recruitment and grant awarding practices. The report has significant, wider implications for the science sector in relation to diversity in the scientific community. An executive summary of the report is available here. Details about how its findings and recommendations fit in

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Report Launched on Careers Services and Social Mobility

Unpaid internships, geographical immobility and a lack of investment in Careers Services are driving the gap in earnings between students from higher and lower-income families, a new study has found. You can access the report here. The report, produced by the Bridge Group for the UPP Foundation, builds on previous research that found students from

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Latest Report on Rural and Costal Disadvantage Published

The Rural and Coastal Disadvantage Working Group was established in the summer of 2016, in response to key findings from our conference earlier in the year, our wider research, and an increasing realisation that place continues to receive insufficient attention in social mobility debates. We seek to address this gap by focusing on the way

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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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Report Published on Diversity in the Legal Sector

The Bridge Group has published a report that considers the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plans for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), and the impact it could have on diversity in the profession. The report is available here. The report said: “The proposals are highly likely to increase the number, and broaden the range, of training providers in

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Bridge Group Insight Fuels Teach First Campaign

Teach First commissioned the BG to collate and assess research to underpin its ‘Challenge the Impossible’ report looking into the scale of the challenges facing children and young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Evidence was studied from early years to graduate employment to explore the key barriers to social mobility. We also identified areas of

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Applications Invited for Data Analyst and Communications Associate

The Bridge Group is inviting applications for two positions. Follow the links, below, to explore the job specifications and details of how to apply. Data Analyst The interrogation of national and organisational data has always been at the heart of our research, and we are expanding significantly our capacity in this area. The Data Analyst role

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Policy Seminar on the Role of Universities in Raising Attainment

We would like to say a huge thank you to colleagues for joining us on 7 February to explore the debate around universities having an increased role to play in raising school-level attainment. We particularly want to thank our presenters, Prof. Kathleen Armour, Sonette Schwartz, and Richard Gould, for sharing evidence and insights. All three

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