Poorest pupils face “shocking” barriers to university
Andrew Denholm at The Herald reported on the publication of our Access in Scotland report.
“Young Scots from disadvantaged backgrounds face “shocking” barriers to higher education, a new report has found.
Research by the Sutton Trust found the most disadvantaged Scots were four times less likely to go to university than those from the wealthiest backgrounds – the worst rates in the UK.
In England, those from the poorest neighbourhoods are 2.4 times less likely to attend university than people in the richest areas, while in Northern Ireland and Wales they are three times less likely to do so.”
Read his full report here.