news | 04.08.2015 |

Commission on Widening Access in Scotland - Response by Professor Michael Osborne

The Commission on Widening Access has been established to advise Ministers in the Scottish Government to achieve its vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland.

Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of going to university as a child born in one of our least deprived.

The Commission invited submissions of evidence to be considered on the topic of Widening Access, including the identification and removal of barriers to access and retention, the identification and scaling up of best practice, and the data and measures needed to support access and retention. In response, UBDC researcher Professor Michael Osborne provided evidence and examples with references to the work of the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow.

Professor Osborne's full response can be viewed here: Response to Commission on Widening Access by Professor Osborne (PDF 0.4MB).

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