Class angle on attrition

January 17, 2003

Researchers at Staffordshire University have secured £83,000 to discover why working-class students fail to enter further education and are more likely to drop out if they do. The Institute of Access Studies will interview ex-students, local people, employers and university staff as part of the two-year study funded by the Ladders out of Poverty programme established by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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