Can we widen participation in higher education during the Covid-19 pandemic?

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Thursday, 16 July 2020
Stephen DesJardins, University of Michigan
Peter Scott, UCL Institute of Education
Pedro Teixeira, University of Porto
CHAIR: Claire Callender, UCL Institute of Education and Birkbeck

Predictions abound about the effect of Covid-19 on the number of local students who will enrol in higher education in 2020/21. Rarely discussed is the socio-economic backgrounds of these students. Will some of the changes universities have introduced in response to Covid-19 such as ‘test-blind’ admissions exacerbate or ameliorate existing inequalities in access to higher education? This webinar will explore how such policies and others might help or hinder widening higher education participation from a UK, US, and European perspective.
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