Reversing the educational inequality crisis in Bristol

9 October 2018, 5.30 PM - 9 October 2018, 8.00 PM

City Hall College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

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 (to include Professor Judith Squires, PVC for Education, University of Bristol; Ms Jo Midgley, PVC for Student Experience, University of West of England)

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.


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