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Ladders of Opportunity

The diversity of institutions that make up the UK’s world-class higher education system, and the role they play in providing learners of all ages and all backgrounds with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to adapt to and contribute to a rapidly changing world, must be celebrated. This includes understanding the excellent technical and professional education that takes place in universities – through qualifications like HNCs and HNDs, degrees and degree apprenticeships and post-graduate study such as professional doctorates.

Our recent Ladders of Opportunity report looks at the extensive range of university provision from sub-degree qualifications (Levels 4 and 5) through to postgraduate study (Levels 7 and 8). The findings shed a light on diverse pathways, qualifications and experiences of students, as well as the challenges facing provision at each level.

Below are a number of case studies which showcase the distinct technical and professional education that Alliance universities offer their students, drawn from all parts of society, who go on to thrive in careers that contribute to the UK’s industrial base and public services.

You can read the full report here.