Evaluating the fairness of admissions to UK higher education

Dr Vikki Boliver & Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University, project lead)

  • Awarded to: Pallavi Amitava Banerjee
  • Funding Awarded to Exeter: £97628.00 (total funding of £199695)
  • Dates: 1 March 2017 - 30 September 2019
  • Sponsor(s): ESRC

The study will evaluate the fairness of admission to UK universities in general, and to highly selective degree programmes in particular. Ongoing debates about fair access to higher education have often focussed on the need to address the poorer attainment and aspirations of those from traditionally under-represented groups. This widening participation project will scrutinise the fairness of university admissions decisions.