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Professor Vikki Boliver, Professor of Sociology at Durham University, will visit Edinburgh on 25 March to give the 2nd annual memorial lecture in honour of Professor David Raffe.

Professor Boliver’s research focuses on the social inequalities of access to higher education and she is the author of SFC’s recent report on contextualised admission to university.

Professor Boliver’s public lecture will draw on the findings of the SFC report to show that university entry requirements in Scotland could be significantly reduced for disadvantaged learners without ‘setting them up to fail’. Professor Boliver will also discuss the scope for more radical reductions in entry requirements coupled with more active support for students’ learning.

The lecture will be at held the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education. The event is free but anyone wishing to attend is required to book their place via Eventbrite.