Invitation to HEPI webinar on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) access to higher education
Thursday 7 July 2022 at 11am to 12.30pm
On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is publishing a report on one of the most disadvantaged minority groups in UK higher education. Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) are among the lowest achieving ethnic groupings in the UK education system, with stark disparities in attainment apparent from early years education through to higher education. The new HEPI report looks at the reasons behind poor educational outcomes; the issues faced by GRT students in higher education institutions; and an overview of current schemes to improve GRT access to higher education in the UK.
On the day of publication we are hosting a short webinar to discuss these issues, at which we will hear from Dr Laura Brassington, HEPI’s Policy Manager and the author of the report, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with a number of people involved in the area of GRT education, including:
- Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy, Anglia Ruskin University and Buckinghamshire New University
- Dr Tanja Jovanovic, former Graduate Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex
- Colleen Roper, co-founder, Future 4 Fairgrounds
To register for the webinar, please click here.