THE podcast: an interview with Dame Madeleine Atkins, president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
Dame Madeleine, a veteran leader in English higher education, shares how a widening access initiative led to the elite college admitting more than 90 per cent of students from state schools
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A veteran leader in English higher education, Dame Madeleine Atkins is the former chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council in England and current president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.
In this Campus interview, she tells us about a widening access initiative that has led to the college admitting more than 90 per cent of students from state schools – as in taxpayer-funded, non-selective and free-to-attend schools. She explains how the programme identified students to help them apply to the elite institution and what support exists to help them succeed once they arrive.