Accessibility statement

Access and achievement

Equal opportunity in entry to education is an important concern in relation to social justice, particularly as education is associated with economic outcomes, democratic participation and personal well-being. Our research covers access to education in a range of contexts, including refugee education and education in post-conflict situations, as well as access to formal educational settings. We have conducted projects on the take-up of post-compulsory science, entry to higher education and progression to taught postgraduate and doctoral studies. We also pursue research on attainment and achievement across different groups, and questions of systematic bias.


Sally Hancock

Paul Wakeling

Access and achievement projects

Widening Access to Postgraduate Study and the Professions, Paul Wakeling

Realising Opportunities Programme, Paul Wakeling, Sally Hancock and Alex Ewart