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By Annette Hayton, Anna Paczuska

ISBN-10: 0749438363

ISBN-13: 9780749438364

Participation - and especially widening participation to scholars from less-privileged social teams and people who have regularly no longer entered HE - has been an important factor for the reason that not less than the early Fifties. Widening participation has been an energetic coverage of just about all united kingdom governments over the last forty years, however the factor is now attaining a potential deadlock, with numbers at most sensible static and key teams nonetheless successfully excluded from better schooling. it is a significant political factor in addition to some of the most major concerns dealing with academic institutions. With matters resembling pupil charges and excessive drop-out charges nonetheless political hot-potatoes, this booklet is a well timed and critical survey of the true matters in the back of participation, and non-participation, and is bound to be as arguable because it is useful.Contents is established in elements, taking a look at first the altering context of HE and secondly at concerns in the back of the right way to improve options for widening participation. participants come from around the HE spectrum, from faculties of HE to conventional universities.

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Whole mass of teachers Asians, doctors Asians, lawyers Asians, chemists Asians, dentists Asians, so I thought, maths Asians, but no, there weren’t. He had attended a mixed, 11–18 comprehensive school in a deprived inner-city area. ‘My school which is, like, really quite bad in all categories. I think there’s sixteen schools in our borough and it’s the fifteenth in the table, chairs flying out of windows all the time, common practice’. There he gained A grades in the following A levels: mathematics, physics, biology and Punjabi.

He was so relieved to be back home, socializing with family and friends, that all plans to study were forgotten. When he did try to revise, he found he did not have sufficient information and could not find suitable books to help. The result was that he failed several modules in his mid-sessional examinations. Ever pragmatic, Raj summed up his early experiences as follows: It was probably the worst start I could have hoped for. But, to be honest, I couldn’t realize what it was going to be like because I really hadn’t a clue what was involved in going to university.

She had no social life during the week and found living in university halls very difficult: My halls were a bit of nightmare, they still are a bit of a nightmare. They’re very noisy and it’s hard to sleep and stuff, so I was generally feeling really run down and more and more tired last term and it just got worse and worse as time went on…there’s always people running round the corridors and stuff, and there’s construction going on outside as well which is annoying and there’s one kitchen between 17, so…you have to like wait for the kitchen for about three hours in the evening so you can never eat when you’re hungry, you have to starve yourself and then eat later.

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