22 October 2019

The Nuffield Foundation is hosting an event to launch the Mismatch in higher education report at the Nuffield Foundation on Thursday 5 December from 10:30 till 13:30.

The seminar, chaired by Mary Curnock Cook, will summarise findings from new research, led by Dr Gill Wyness of the UCL Institute of Education about the extent of ‘match’ between student academic credentials and the course they attend, the characteristics of students more likely to mismatch, the impact of this on university and labour market outcomes.

The researchers will present findings about the extent to which students from lower income families are missing out on opportunities to attend high-ranking universities, even though they have the right A Level results. The event aims to bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss these findings and consider the implications for how universities and the broader education system can support these students when choosing university courses.

Lastly, please note that due to the constraints of our listed Georgian building, we are sadly unable to provide access or facilities for wheelchair users. If you have mobility needs, please contact us for guidance in advance of the meeting. Please also contact us in advance if you require a hearing loop.

For further information on this seminar, and how to register, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Date: Thursday 5 December

Time: 10:30 – 13:30. Lunch will be provided.

Venue: Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London


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