Access and Participation in English HE: a Fair and Equal Opportunity for All | University of Oxford

Access and Participation in English HE: a Fair and Equal Opportunity for All

Speakers
Martin Williams (Chair), Chris Millward (speaker), Simon Marginson (response)
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Department of Education
15 Norham Gardens
Oxford
OX2 6PY
Venue details

Seminar Room A

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This seminar is number two in a five-part public seminar series on ‘Student Access to University’, led by the Department of Education and convened by Jo-Anne Baird (Director, Department of Education) and Simon Marginson (Professor of Higher Education, Department of Education). The series forms part of the department’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, marking 100 years of leading research in education. The series will be held at venues across the University and aims to encourage public discussion and move access forward by bringing a research-based treatment to it.

About the series
Access to higher education is a major social issue in the UK as in most countries. Overall participation in the UK is moving towards 50 per cent of the school leaver age group but non-white students, state school students and students from disadvantaged regions of the UK are under-represented in academically elite universities. This pattern affects entry, completion and outcomes in graduate labour markets. Access to the University of Oxford is a persistent debate. Must universities choose between high standards and socially equitable admissions, or can we have both? What is the scope for change?

Abstract
TBA

Speakers
This seminar will be chaired by Martin Williams (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Education). The speakers will include, Chris Millward (Director of fair Access and Participation, Office for Students) and a response will be given by Simon Marginson (Professor of Education, Department of Education).