A new paper by Zoe Baker, Neil Harrison, Jacqueline Stevenson and Paul Wakeling has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Education.

Using data from the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, this paper explores patterns of postgraduate progression for care-experienced graduates in the United Kingdom. As postgraduate qualifications have been found to provide numerous benefits, this is important to understand; these benefits could be particularly transformative for those with care experience – mitigating their background disadvantages. 

The authors’ data present a positive picture, showing that care-experienced graduates who successfully access and complete an undergraduate degree are significantly more likely to progress to postgraduate study than non-care-experienced graduates.  The authors propose explanations for these findings, and make recommendations for practice to establish further equality in these patterns of progression.

You can access the full paper here.

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