Socio-economic Disadvantage Affects Higher Education Access and Performance

A new report published today by Universities UK has highlighted how socio-economic disadvantage affects access to and performance at higher education for many students from poorer backgrounds.

Commenting on the report, the Equality Trust's Executive Director, Dr Wanda Wyporska, said:

"For far too many people, being born poor means dying poor. That means talent is wasted, and potential is unfulfilled, which is bad for them and bad for the economy.  This simply isn't good enough for a modern, wealthy country that wants to see everyone succeed.