Higher Education Journey report
Research commissioned by London Councils has revealed that for the first time the number of London students in higher education whose parents did not go to university has overtaken those whose parents did go to university. The report ‘The Higher Education Journey of Young London Residents’ now in its fifth year, maps the course young London residents aged 18-24 take after they complete formal education. This year it shows that young Londoners progressing to university are from a wider range of socio-economic backgrounds with 40 per cent of entrants from some of the most deprived postcodes in England.
Cllr Peter John, London Councils executive member for business and skills, said: “This [report] demonstrates London boroughs’ continued work to provide all young Londoners with a strong educational foundation that gives them options for how best to use their talents. It is only right that the rich diversity of our capital is now being reflected in universities across the country and indeed the world.”