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Our Programmes

We believe that all young people should have the chance to explore their future options regardless of their background, gender, ethnicity or where they live. This is why we run our programmes. We want you to live on a university campus, explore university subjects, take part in work experience and find out what your future could hold.

Latest Research

Better Apprenticeships

November 30, 2017 Alison Fuller, Chiara Cavaglia, Guglielmo Ventura, Lorna Unwin, Sandra McNally

Better Apprenticeships analyses the current state of play for apprenticeships in England, focusing on quality, access and labour market outcomes.

Engaging Parents Effectively

November 24, 2017 Fiona Jelley, Kathy Sylva

A small-scale randomised controlled trial was carried out in the Manchester area to evaluate the effects of the PEN Home Learning Project on children’s development during their time in nursery. Researchers found that taking part in the intervention had a significant effect on the child’s home learning environment, measured by learning activities the parents reported they do at home with their children.

Fairer Fees

November 16, 2017 Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute

Fairer Fees assesses reforms to student finance that would introduce lower fees for less well-off students and reintroduce maintenance grants, and analyses how this could increase fairness and widen access to higher education.

Our News

‘Vice-chancellors need to wake up’

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Robert Halfon, Chairman of the Education Select Committee, mentions Sutton Trust's evidence submission in an article for the Times on the inquiry into the value for money in higher education 

After Milburn

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Conor Ryan on the fallout from the weekend resignations at the Social Mobility Commission

Do apprenticeships pay?

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally, Guglielmo Ventura discuss the potential payoffs of starting an apprenticeship.