The Sutton Trust today welcomed the national strategy for fair access developed by OFFA and HEFCE. James Turner, Sutton Trust Director of Programmes said:
“The new national strategy for access represents a positive step towards breaking the link between family background and the opportunity to attend university. It is particularly good to see a focus on collaboration and on using and gathering evidence to inform practice. Too little work in this area has been rigorously evaluated and there are some schools and neighbourhoods which receive very little outreach work, while others are inundated with opportunities.
“Our Sutton Trust summer schools, and other flagship programmes, represent some of the most significant partnerships in the higher education sector, reaching thousands of young people across the UK through dozens of leading universities. And we are doing more than ever to gather evidence and evaluate our own work. This year we have introduced a common evaluation framework across all our programmes, run by Durham University, and we will shortly release an international review of research on access to inform future initiatives.”
Read the full national strategy for fair access here.
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