Our research

Our agenda-setting research identifies the root causes of low social mobility and promotes effective solutions through education and employment.

Since 1997 we've published over 200 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.

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Social Mobility Polling 2019

Ahead of the General Election, we surveyed the British public on their attitudes to social mobility and opportunity.


Date:
20 November 2019
Mobility Manifesto 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election campaign, we set out an ambitious agenda to address Britain’s low mobility problem.


Date:
07 November 2019
University Aspirations 2019

We surveyed young people to find out how they feel about higher education.


Date:
14 August 2019
Elitist Britain 2019

Analysis of the educational backgrounds of 5,000 of Britain's leading people.


Date:
24 June 2019
Access to Advantage

We looked at how university access in England is impacted by the school attended and location in the country.


Date:
07 December 2018
University Aspirations 2018

The Sutton Trust's annual survey of young people on their hopes for higher education.


Date:
15 August 2018
The Lost Part-Timers

Prof Claire Callender and John Thompson investigate the decline in part-time students in England.


Date:
15 March 2018
Home and Away

Sol Gamsu and Michael Donnelly explore how staying at home to study is differentiated by ethnicity and social background.


Date:
27 February 2018
Rules of the Game

Gill Wyness analyses the university admissions process and whether it may be a driver of the access gap.


Date:
19 December 2017