Plan to get poor students into HE

4th December 1998 at 00:00
SCHOOLS in Britain's poorest areas are being asked to take part in brainstorming sessions to find ways of encouraging more disadvantaged children to go to university.

The move follows last month's report which showed that while 16 out of 20 teenagers from wealthy backgrounds go on to higher education, 17 out of 20 from the poorest families do not. The overall figure is just over a third.

Patricia Ambrose, adviser to the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals which is organising the seminars, said: "This is about ways in which universities can work with youngsters in schools and target young people with potential who - perhaps because of their social background - just have not got the aspirations or experience to know what going into HE is about."

The seminars will take place in Wolverhampton on January 26, in Pontypridd on February 2 and Edinburgh on February 26.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now