The massification of HE is continuing apace in Europe with HE participation having risen from 27 per cent in 2004 to 39 per cent in 2016. This expansion brings with it challenges for HE admission systems. How can students from diverse social backgrounds be included? How can high levels of student drop-out be avoided? How can graduate unemployment/under-employment be minimised?
This seminar will draw upon a major European Commission funded project looking at the nature of higher education admissions systems in 35 countries in Europe. The ‘Study on the impact of admission systems on higher education outcomes’ project combined an assessment of secondary data from across all these countries with detailed analysis of HE admission systems in eight nations.
The study argued that admissions is a ‘holistic’ process that begins in late primary school and does not finish until early in HE in Europe. While across the continent admission systems are successfully facilitating entry for more and more students, many are creaking under the strain of massification, and systemic reform is needed. These strains and how to address them will be explored in the seminar.
All seminars are free and open to the public. No advance booking required.
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