Posted on 6 May 2022
While roughly 93% of British children are state-educated – and 9 in 10 university students went to state school – HESA data shows many UK universities (particularly those in the prestigious Russell Group) admit a much lower proportion each year. But do we know exactly why, and what happens to those who do make it through to higher education?
Join the panel for a unique discussion, where they will explore the barriers that still face many state school students in terms of getting in to university. How different is it compared to their privately educated peers? Does the stark gap in opportunity within secondary education end once young people are at university? And how does this all play out in the graduate job market?
All are welcome and encouraged to attend - the group would welcome hearing from students from every kind of background. They will ask: how can we create a fairer education system, one in which divides are lessened, and all students can make the most of their time at university and working lives?
This joint event has been organised by the University of York's 93% Club in collaboration with the University and the Private Education Policy Forum (PEPF).
The event will take place in the University of York's Lakehouse room of the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East from 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May.
Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Partnership and Engagement, University of York