Rise in postgrad numbers could ‘hinder social mobility’

A very interesting article I wrote yesterday about a report from the Sutton Trust, a foundation whose aim is to improve social mobility through education. Most surprising is the lack of financial assistance for postgraduates; the report recommends this be implemented. It makes for a very interesting read, given the larger, ongoing funding ‘crisis’ for postgraduate study.

A report by the Sutton Trust has found that students with postgraduate degrees are increasingly edging out other graduates from top graduate jobs in the UK. The head of the foundation, Sir Peter Lampl, fears this is reducing social mobility by pricing out poorer students who only have an undergraduate qualification.

Link to the story here: http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/5609

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s