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Call for Evidence - Widening Access to Higher Education in the UK, 01/06/15 - 20/07/15 [S]

The recent Programme for Government sets out the Scottish Government’s vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland. Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of accessing higher education as a child born in one of our least deprived.

The Commission on Widening Access has been established to advise Ministers on how this ambition can be met. 

The Commission has been asked to provide an interim report in autumn 2015, followed by a final report in spring 2016. 

To achieve early progress, in the initial phase of its work the Commissioners have established three working groups, each focussed on a strategic theme:

  1. Identification and removal of the barriers to access and retention
  2. Identification and scaling up of best practice on their dismantling
  3. The data and measures needed to support access and retention

The call for evidence will close at midnight on 20 July 2015.

For full details see the Commission on Widening Access website.

Further Information  

Call for Evidence - Widening Access to Higher Education in the UK