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Millennials and higher education: how to tackle increasing inequalities?

  • Date(s)
    20 October 2016
  • Time
    12:30 – 14:00 (light lunch from 12:00)
  • Location
    Policy Network - 11 Tufton Street, 3rd Floor, London, SW1P 3QB
Millennials and higher education: how to tackle increasing inequalities?

In the greatest social change of the last 20 years, about half of Europe’s young people now attend university. Millennials who enter higher education, however, face increasing levels of debt, rising housing costs and a burgeoning sense of social insecurity.

This lunch seminar discusses the broken promises of HE in the UK and Europe, building on the main ideas of the new book Student Lives in Crisis, which provides the first ever comparison of the lives of university students across countries and socioeconomic backgrounds

The speakers will reflect on the policy alternatives to the ongoing privatisation of higher education costs, which exacerbate inequalities among millennials. Considering the implications of the newly approved white paper on higher education, the seminar invites speakers and participants to reflect and re-think the role of higher education in relation to social justice in British and European societies.

This event marks the launch of Lorenza Antonucci’s book, Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening inequality in the times of austerity

Speakers:

Lorenza Antonucci, senior lecturer in social policy, Teesside University and author of Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening inequality in the times of austerity

Judy Friedberg, universities editor, Guardian News & Media

David Kingman, senior researcher, Intergenerational Foundation

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