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Reversing the Educational Inequality Crisis in Bristol

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Open Forum to discuss the Bristol Learning City’s aim of increasing the participation rate at Post 16 and Higher Education of young people in targeted wards of the city. 

A collaboration between the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol, South Bristol Youth and Future Quest.

This is planned as a high profile event with participants from schools, FE colleges, Academy Trusts, Bristol Local Authority, local MPs, local businesses, parents and students.

The event will be organised around a discussion forum and a small number of presentations.

The main take-away messages for the event are:

  • Structural inequalities in education must change if Bristol is to become a Learning City with equal educational opportunities for all
  • Schools and stakeholders across Bristol need to work together to ensure that education and in particular Post 16 and Higher Education are equally accessible to everyone in Bristol, no matter where in the city they live.


Speaker: Judith Squires Professor of Political Theory, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students for the University of Bristol 

Speaker: Jo Midgley Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience for the University of the West of England


City Hall
Bristol City Hall, College Green
Bristol, BS1 5TR United Kingdom
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