Delivering opportunities for students and maximising their success: evidence for policy and practice 2015-2020

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Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)


This report examines the success of the higher education (HE) system to date in securing increased access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and for disabled students, and in driving down the number of students that withdraw early from their studies. It also highlights the challenges that remain, particularly with regard to unexplained gaps in participation in different localities and the persistent unexplained differences in degree, employment and further study outcomes for students from ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged groups and disabled students not in receipt of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Disadvantaged; Equity; Higher education; Disability; Participation; Outcomes; Demographics; Students

Keywords: Access to education and training; Disabled; Dropout; Ethnicity; Minority group; Student services

Geographic subjects: Wales; Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Europe; England

Published: [Bristol, England]: Higher Education Funding Council for England, 2015

Physical description: 38 p. + [21] p.

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Series: HEFCE policy development report; July 2015/14

Annex A contains executive summaries of research reports.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 122.105

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