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Transparency revolution: is there bias in university admissions?

Transparency revolution: is there bias in university admissions? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UCAS have released an unprecedented amount of data which gives detailed breakdowns across institutions of applications by sex, race and economic status. There were hopes that it might settle the question about bias in admissions: but does it?

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This article comments on the ESRC's Administrative Data Research Centre.

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UK graduates leave university with more debt than US peers

UK graduates leave university with more debt than US peers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Students in England graduate with higher debts, on average, than their peers in any other English-speaking country, including the US, according to research. A comparative study carried out by the Sutton Trust, a group that campaigns for greater.

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This article quotes a warning from the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt

Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The current university funding system is unsustainable because of the high number of students who will never be able to afford to pay off their loans after graduating, according to a major new report.

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Artilce cites figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, an ESRC investment.

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Private school graduates earn more

University graduates who attended private school earn thousands of pounds more on average than those who were state-educated, according to research.
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Article based on study published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The PhD experience: this far, and no further

The PhD experience: this far, and no further | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Five students on how doctoral study changed them and their futures
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This feature includes a section on Lisa Ironside who is three years into a doctorate in economics, funded by the ESRC, at Keele University.

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Why we must challenge notion that there are too many students

Why we must challenge notion that there are too many students | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The debate around how to finance undergraduate education has been reignited by a new report questioning the sustainability of the current student finance system.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Universities urged to lower comprehensive pupil entry points

Universities urged to lower comprehensive pupil entry points | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Comprehensive school pupils should be allowed into universities on the back of lower GCSE and A-level grades than students from grammars and fee-paying private schools, according to new research, writes Richard Adams for the Guardian.

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The discussion is based on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Does university management matter?

Does university management matter? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Carol Propper lifts the lid on research that asks whether good university management leads to better teaching and research
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Universities that take on less academically able students shouldn't be penalised

Universities that take on less academically able students shouldn't be penalised | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We know that children from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from extra help to make sure they hit the same milestones as their peers. We also know that this can make ‘good’ schools fretful about resources and fearful of Ofsted, reluctant to actively recruit the sort of children who might most benefit from their talented teachers.

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This article references the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) study of graduate outcomes. The IFS is funded by the ESRC.

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Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany

Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Comparing the situation in the UK and Germany is a useful way of understanding the ways through which graduates from higher social backgrounds get better jobs when they finish university.

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The article was written by Professor Cristina Iannelli and Markus Klein, both of whom have received ESRC-funding under grant ES/K006460/1.

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Poverty linked to University degree drop-outs

Poverty linked to University degree drop-outs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Those from poorer backgrounds more likely to drop out or do badly in their degree compared to their richers peers

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Joining the herd at university isn't the only option

Joining the herd at university isn't the only option | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I made friends with a lesbian and a man who didn’t wash, but that was about as interesting as university got for me
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This article cites research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which is funded by the ESRC.

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Hard up students face testing times ahead of university

Hard up students face testing times ahead of university | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

HUNDREDS of thousands of students will discover if they have won a place at their chosen university when the A-Level results for England and Wales are published tomorrow.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Poverty blights elite education path

Poverty blights elite education path | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A child's background can be a bigger deciding factor than their academic ability in how likely they are to get into top universities, says research.
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This article refers to research undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC.

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'Admit state school pupils to university with lower grades'

'Admit state school pupils to university with lower grades' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research commissioned by the Department for Education says that universities should accept pupils from comprehensives with lower entry grades than students from state grammars and private schools
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The article discusses a study from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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