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.
This report provides new evidence on the use of contextualised admissions amongst a group of highly selective universities in the UK today, and offers some insights into the difference that greater use of contextual data might make to the numbers of disadvantaged students at these universities.
Our annual polling with Ipsos MORI on the aspirations of young people aged 11-16 looks at the likelihood they will go to university and their views on tuition fees and debt, showing an increase in financial worries.
The research brief looks at undergraduate admissions to Oxford and Cambridge from a widening participation perspective, finding that the application processes differ significantly from college to college.
This report reviews national and international research on widening participation and access programmes to find out which methods are most likely to help disadvantaged pupils get into higher education.
This paper summarises the Sutton Trust’s position on the Coalition Government’s approach to university access. With concerns that the increases in tuition fees will deter future students from low and middle income backgrounds, the report looks at reforms to university outreach work in England.
A report from the University of Nottingham documenting the impact funding from the Sutton Trust has had on widening participation at the university. The report, which looks at progress from 1998-2010, speaks to past participants, Nottingham University staff and the structure of the programme.
A report undertaken by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on behalf of the Sutton Trust, looking at ways to increase private giving to UK universities through a state matched funding scheme.