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Guardian: Richer students have higher graduate income, study finds

UA Chair Professor Steve West has been featured in the Guardian’s coverage of the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ report on graduate incomes.

The report found that students from richer homes earn thousands more after graduating than their poorer peers – even if they attended the same universities.

Prof Steve West, chairman of University Alliance, said: “The report’s most striking conclusion is the extent to which a graduate’s family background remains a key factor determining their earnings. This needs to change. Universities have a role to play in addressing this inequality, ensuring that opportunities are open to all with the talent to succeed and that everyone can make the most of their potential.”

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