It asks whether some of the recommendations proffered by the Scottish Commission on Widening Access (COWA) should also be adopted in England.
Developments since the HE green paper
In England the green paper ‘Fulfilling our potential’ was published in November 2015 and a white paper is expected shortly.
The green paper reinforced two Tory targets announced during the election campaign, one to double participation amongst students from disadvantaged backgrounds compared with 2009 levels, the other to increase BME participation by 20% by 2020.
It proposed a seven-part action plan which is now being implemented:
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