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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.


Major new cohort study examining the long-term impact of the pandemic on educational inequality and social mobility.

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A-levels and University Access 2021

What are the effects of this year's exam disruption?

29 July 2021
Inequality in the Highest Degree?

Postgraduates, prices and participation.

Measuring Disadvantage

An analysis of the best ways to improve contextual admissions.

14 May 2021
University Admissions: The International Picture

An analysis of PQA and PQO systems around the world.

12 May 2021
The University of Life

Employability and essential life skills at university.

Covid-19 and the University Experience

The impact of the pandemic on the wider university experience.

25 February 2021
Room at the Top

Supporting access to leading universities across the world.

20 November 2020
Global University Access and Covid-19

How the pandemic has affected universities across the globe.

20 November 2020
PQA: Reforming University Admissions

University applicants give their views on admissions reform