A Social Mobility Advisory Group was established to provide advice to the government and support for universities to improve access and long-term success for underrepresented groups in higher education.
The group looked at the entire student journey, from aspirations at school, to the process of applying to university, whether or not they complete their degree and the grades they get, through to career progression once they graduate. The group also considered the options available for people later in life, such as for those who need to develop their skills as their job changes or those who were unable to attend university when they were younger.
The group's final report, Working in partnership: enabling social mobility in higher education, was given to the Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP and published in October 2016. Recommendations from the report were also shared with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP.
The advisory group was supported in its work by two reference groups, an Academic Reference Group and a Practitioners' Reference Group.
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