Widening Participation and Higher Education

18 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006  

Lois S. Bibbings

University of Bristol - School of Law


This article considers higher education "widening participation" policy and practice, focusing upon attempts to widen access in relation to applicants from under-represented socio-economic groups and educational backgrounds. Some key United Kingdom approaches are described and discussed in the light of the concept of affirmative action. The article also examines the legal support for widening participation.

Suggested Citation

Bibbings, Lois S., Widening Participation and Higher Education. Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 74-91, March 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=881876 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2006.00348.x

Lois S. Bibbings (Contact Author)

University of Bristol - School of Law ( email )

Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road Clifton
Bristol BS8 1RJ, BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom

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