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"The underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education: A report on barriers from early years to secondary and beyond” Roundtable participant and research quoted extensively.

Impact: Public Policy Impacts, Educational Impacts (beyond UoP)

  • Martin Myers (Participant)

Description of impact

Report commissioned by Kings College from LKMco on underrepresentation of GRT pupils attending university. Featured on BBC Breakfast News.


Pupils from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds estimated ten times less likely to go to university compared to peers.

New research by LKMco, in partnership with Kings College London’s Widening Participation department reveals barriers ‘at every level’ that combine to make Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils one of the most under-represented groups in UK universities.

The new report shows that ongoing prejudice combines with poor school outcomes to make progression to university a struggle for many pupils. Yet new research suggests that better information, and reassurance that racism will not be tolerated could awaken interest that lies just beneath the surface.

Category of impact

  • Public Policy Impacts
  • Educational Impacts (beyond UoP)

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