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  Full-Time Young Participation by Socio-Economic Class - 2010 Update  
     
  An update on FYPSEC-18 and other Widening Participation Rates in Higher Education (HE) produced by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills will be released on 22nd July 2010 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.  
     
  The main part of the paper describes the proportion of young people from the top three and bottom four socio-economic classes who participate for the first time in full-time HE, together with the difference (or "gap") between these two participation rates (FYPSEC). Due to a one-off change in the underlying data for the 2008/09 academic year, it has been necessary to produce a version of the FYPSEC measure which covers the more limited age group of 18 year olds. A time series is available for this limited version, covering 2002/03 2008/09 but it is not comparable to any FYPSEC figures previously published on the 1 July 2009 and earlier.  
     
  As the FYPSEC measure has been restricted in 2008/09, the publication also includes additional measures to help describe overall trends for young participation in HE by different background types. These measures cover national HE participation rates for young people from state schools, low income backgrounds and disadvantaged areas of the country.  
     
  To access the latest release in full click here  
     
  Other releases on participation rates in Higher Education are available on the Research and Statistics Gateway of the Department for Education(this link takes you to the website of the Department for Education)  
     
  Further information on the Higher Education Statistics is available here.  
     
     
     

 

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