From care to uni: looked after children and care leavers in higher education in scotland

Graham Connelly, Jamie Kinlochan

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The research briefing is presented in the context of Scottish government policy in relation to widening access to higher education, in particular for students from a looked after background. The briefing reports findings from a review of the outcome agreements made between the Scottish Funding Council and Scotland's 19 HEIs in respect of statements about widening access to students from a looked after background. It also reports the findings of requests for information from HEIs made under FOI procedures about applications from students from a looked after background, offers made and enrolments. The conclusions include these: institutional outcome agreements in 2012-13 mostly appear to lack detail, and are arguably limited in ambition; Despite the existence of the UCAS voluntary declaration, not all HEIs have used this to collect data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2013


  • looked after children
  • higher education
  • widening participation
  • university
  • care leavers

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