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‘Clear differences’ for graduates by ethnicity and background


Think tank urges further effort to improve graduate outcomes after differences revealed

Universities and policymakers must do more to improve outcomes for graduates after university, a think tank has argued after research showed “clear differences” in employment for graduates across different ethnic and socio-economic groups.

In the report by the Social Market Foundation, published 18 March, author Kathryn Petrie found that Black graduates were 12 per cent less likely to get a first-class degree than their white peers, 2 per cent less likely to be earning £25,000 and less likely to be in graduate-level jobs.

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