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SERIO Explores Attitudes to Higher Education amongst Students, Pupils and Parents



SERIO has been commissioned by the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) to undertake a study of awareness, perceptions and attitudes towards higher education in Cornwall amongst students, pupils and parents.

The research aims to inform the activities of CUC's Widening Participation group which works to improve participation in higher education amongst young people in Cornwall, particularly in communities where participation is currently quite low.

The research includes a series of seven focus groups with students aged between 13 and 18 across schools and colleges across Cornwall, as well as interviews with teaching staff from both primary and secondary schools. In addition the study includes an electronic survey of parents, who according to existing research, play a critical role in shaping the attitudes of their children towards higher education.



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