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Progress by degrees: widening participation in HE

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Addressing patterns of under-representation in higher education needs to start well before teenagers start thinking about their post-18 options for education. Research shows that the earlier young people decide that university could be for them, the more likely they are to end up attending a higher education institution. So what are universities doing to reach out to younger people – and how can you make sure your plans are evidence-led and effective?

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