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Soldiers’ children ‘overlooked by universities’


Three-quarters of institutions do not mention Armed Forces families in participation plans, despite known problems

Only a quarter of universities in England have strategies in place to support the children of those serving in the Armed Forces to access higher education, a report has found.

An analysis of access and participation plans by the ​​National Education Opportunities Network found that 75 per cent did not reference any existing work or intended work with such young people. The number of plans featuring work with service children has declined by 10 per cent since 2000, said Neon, the professional organisation for HE staff involved in widening access.

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