Keeping it local: why widening participation is a community issue

IntoUniversity started in a West London community that people across the world now know all too well for the worst of reasons: the Lancaster West Estate, home to Grenfell Tower. There can be few local communities in history that have been subject to so much national attention, or so many questions about the relationship between place, poverty and social mobility. Fifteen years before the fire, we launched IntoUniversity in response to the alarming number of young people from Lancaster West who were leaving school aged 16 with few qualifications or prospects. What shocked us was that this outcome was routine: young people expected nothing else. Not going to university was just normal. Read More.