A ground breaking report on working class students and the real life affects and barriers that face them throughout post-16 education.
The report reveals large inequalities around the experiences of working-class students compared to in further education, higher education and apprenticeships. While many are financial, simply solving the financial crisis many find themselves in will not solve the problem. Though this is an area that needs to be seriously considered throughout the government’s funding review the culture around who further and higher education ‘is for’ must change to remove barriers to education.
In particular the report outlines a number of recommendations for government and higher education institutions to address the issues raised through the commission.