GuildHE response to the Million+ report on social mobility


Responding to the Million+ report on social mobility, Alice Hynes, Chief Executive of the higher education representative body GuildHE, said:

“This report highlights some interesting data on social mobility with some significant conclusions for policy makers. GuildHE member institutions would confirm that a high proportion of their graduates find well paid jobs and see an upward shift in their social class.

“Million+ is right to point out the consequences of that restricting student places will have on social mobility. With the current high application levels, those who could most benefit are likely to be the ones who lose out when the competition for places increases.

“Those institutions like GuildHE and Million+ members who have strong track records in recruiting students from a diverse range of backgrounds and offer flexible study options should be funded to build on their success.”

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