Widening university participation needs a global network

It is often argued that higher education moves slowly, and that is never more true than where widening access is concerned. Policy-makers in individual countries are increasingly recognising that boosting participation in higher education means extending participation to hitherto under-represented groups and that those from all social backgrounds need to complete and succeed when they enter. But this recognition is too often not backed up by action, and while higher education institutions may be at last beginning to realise that inequality is something higher education is contributing to rather than solving, millions of people across the world are missing out on a higher education experience. Read More.