Vice-Chancellor on Radio 4 Today programme

Professor Michael Arthur discusses access issues in light of the Browne review and the Government’s announcement later today on higher education (3/11/2010).

He argued that while primary school remains the key stage for intervention regarding social disadvantage, the University of Leeds engaged with over 40,000 young people last year in outreach activities to raise aspirations and achievement. He further argued that students from more disadvantaged backgrounds achieve as many firsts and 2:1s as their better off contemporaries once they arrive at the University. The University also currently funds 500 bursaries for students as part of its widening access programs.

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