Centre for Social Mobility news archive: 2018-2022
A University of Exeter graduate has been awarded a Student Social Mobility Award.
The South West suffers some of the lowest levels of social mobility in the UK, blighting the prospects of hundreds of thousands of young people across the peninsula, experts have warned.
New project aims to address the barriers to social mobility facing disadvantaged young people in the South West.
We are really proud to announce that our support for care-experienced students is featured as a case study for the Office for Students effective practice.
National Tutoring Programme will need to support ten times current numbers of pupils to reach all disadvantaged children, experts warn
The Government’s National Tutoring Programme to help children affected by pandemic school closures will need to reach at least ten times the current numbers of pupils being supported to help all disadvantaged young people, experts have warned.
Leading University of Exeter experts in public health and social mobility have been made fellows of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.
Social mobility recently featured on Channel 4, Radio Exe, and the Daily Mail.
Watch the recording for Lee Elliot Major’s latest book launch.
Learn about national and regional social mobility challenges from leading University of Exeter expert
The stark social mobility challenges facing the South West – and the UK – will be the focus of an event led by a leading expert on the issue.
Poorer pupils most likely to be away from school at the end of 2020, researchers tracking coronavirus learning loss have found
Poorer pupils were most likely to be away from school at the end of 2020, experts analysing the learning loss caused by coronavirus have found.
Life-changing work by the University of Exeter to support disadvantaged young people has been recognised at awards which honour excellence in promoting social mobility in Britain.
More than one in 10 people aged 16 to 25 have lost their job, and just under six in 10 have seen their earnings fall since the coronavirus pandemic began, new research shows.
UCL have been leading a new ESRC-funded research project which focuses on how primary schools have been responding to the crisis
Fundamental reset of society needed to prevent decline in social mobility in the post-Covid era, experts warn
A fundamental reset of society is needed to avert an unprecedented decline in social mobility in the post-Covid era, leading experts have warned.
Home-educated children left without qualifications as exams replaced with teacher-predicted grades, study shows
The cancellation of exams this year in favour of teacher-predicted grades has had a “significantly detrimental” impact on many home-educated children, who are not able to gain qualifications this summer, a study warns.
The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for both Innovation and University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards.
Coronavirus has led to major change in attitudes about parental responsibility for children’s education, survey shows
School closures have led to a change in attitudes among parents about who should be responsible for their child’s education, a major new survey shows.
Professor Anna Mountford-Zimdars has contributed to an article in University World News.
The blog is called ‘How literature puts a spark into university access debates'.
Centre for Social Mobility Co-Directors have made it onto the University of Exeter’s ‘Our Talented Women’ list.
The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on access to higher education which shows that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 96 years to hit the Office for Students’s targets for access to highly-selective universities.
Children’s test scores should be adjusted according to their age to tackle the disadvantage suffered by pupils born in the summer, influential education experts say.
Professor Penny Jane Burke, Global Innovation Chair for Equity from the University of Newcastle, Australia gave a talk entitled ‘Working for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education’.
Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility has been awarded OBE for his work helping schools and universities to improve the prospects of disadvantaged young people
Centre for Social Mobility member Dr Dawn Lees will be speaking about a university widening participation initiative at an Inside Government national conference ‘Raising student engagement in Higher Education’.
A research tool created by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Social Mobility will be rolled out to all universities to help assess the impact of widening participation activities in Higher Education (HE).
Over 100 teachers and career advisers from schools across the South West attended two HE Advisers’ Days at Exeter and Penryn campuses arranged by our Student Recruitment team last month.
The second in the Centre for Social Mobility’s seminar series will take place on Wednesday, March 20th with a presentation by Professor Debby Cotton, Head of Teaching and Learning, at the University of Plymouth.
The University of Exeter is celebrating a record number of entrants onto its pioneering new progression programme Exeter Scholars aimed at helping high achieving pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
One of the foremost experts on social mobility in Britain has been appointed as a Professor at the University of Exeter.
How do we make higher education learning and teaching more inclusive? What can we learn from each other’s experiences in supporting greater inclusion in higher education, and, in particular, greater inclusion in the curriculum and the academic side of higher education?
Why is climbing the social ladder so difficult in Britain - and what can we do to create a fairer society? Are we all enemies of social mobility?
Current research projects at the Centre for Social Mobility are set to be showcased in a series of presentations by academic members on November 27th.
Young people have more ‘positivity about student debt as there is no point worrying’ and are more risk tolerant than previous generations was a key message from the first seminar held by the Centre for Social Mobility on October 17th.
HE Advisers and academics, including those from the University of Exeter, are on hand to give advice to thousands of young people on a special Higher Education Roadshow which is visiting schools and colleges across the south west until October 19th.
The Centre for Social Mobility is launching a series of seminars starting on October 17 with a talk by Associate Professor Neil Harrison of the University of the West of England.
It can be challenging enough being a single parent, but University of Exeter alumna Justina Igwe managed to conquer a demanding five-year Medicine degree at the same time.
The University’s Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team has hosted almost 300 prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds on residentials this summer.
University of Exeter Outreach Manager and Centre member Melissa Ruddock has been awarded a Professional Services Recognition Award for the ambition she has shown on developing our flagship progression programme Exeter Scholars for Widening Participation school pupils.
Fair Education Alliance Contextualised Admissions 2018 report
Over 100 academics, professional staff and students attended our inaugural Social Mobility Conference which was focussed on bringing people together to foster a whole institution approach to tackle the subject.
A University of Exeter student-run outreach scheme which supports the development and ambitions of local children-in-care is expanding after a successful first year.
Study finds general management skills are valued more in education pro vice-chancellors than pedagogic expertise.
Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, has been confirmed as the key note speaker at our inaugural Centre for Social Mobility conference on June 12.
We will be launching our new Centre for Social Mobility with a conference on 12th June at Streatham Campus open to professional services staff, academics, research fellows and students with research interests.
A new Widening Participation scholarship is to be introduced at the University of Exeter, helping to ensure even more students can benefit from a University education.
19 students from 13 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.