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Registration Open for 2017 Conference

The Bridge Group’s conference in 2016 highlighted the urgent need for collective action to respond to the challenges of educational progression and access to the professions. This year’s dynamic conference builds on the themes from this event, convening senior stakeholders from across sectors to interrogate key aspects of the student journey into higher education, and the

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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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Leading Accountancy Firms Commission Bridge Group Research

The Bridge Group has been commissioned by Access Accountancy to deliver ground-breaking data analysis, which will enable a better understanding of the socio-economic diversity of the sector, the impact of work experience, and how firms and professional bodies collate and use information about the socio-economic background of applicants and employees. Access Accountancy is a collaboration

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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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Bridging the Gaps

The conference was the most ambitious effort to bring together senior colleagues from across sectors to debate solutions to social immobility, welcoming over 200 delegates from the schools, university, charity, policy and employer sectors. The full programme from the day is available here; speakers included Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Lord Macdonald QC, Greg Dyke, the Rt Hon Lord Willetts, and Dr Tessa Stone.

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