NUS established the Poverty Commission in 2017 to bring to light issues of class and poverty in post-16 education. NUS President, Shakira Martin has launched the next briefing for the Poverty Commission, highlighting the initiatives and interventions you told us works.
The launch of our report in April, Class Dismissed: getting in and getting on in education, revealed large inequalities around the experiences of working-class students compared to in further education, higher education and apprenticeships.
In a society where poverty is on the rise and class still determines too many outcomes, our work is vital. As we move into our next phase #PovertyPremium our case study guide is the start of our collobartive approach to learning from each other so we work to address barriers for everyone, not just students on our individual campus’.