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‘Invest to improve education outcomes for Traveller population’

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Hepi paper urges universities to do more to promote Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

The UK government should invest £60 million to improve educational outcomes for people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, according to a report by the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Young people from Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller communities are the least likely of any UK ethnic group to enter higher education by the age of 19, according to government figures, with only 6.3 per cent of the first two groups and 3.8 per cent of the latter group accessing higher education by the age of 19. This compares with around 40 per cent across all young people.

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