Webinar: UK Data Service: an introduction to data on education

27 January 2015
Online at 11.00

The UK Data Service is holding an hour-long webinar on the topic of education.

This is a collaborative webinar involving Beate Lichtwardt from the UK Data Service at the University of Essex and Professor Emla Fitzsimons from the Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, at the University College London.

The webinar will showcase data on the topic of education that is available from the UK Data Service and will highlight the research potential of the data.

Beate Lichtwardt will introduce:

  • the types of data available
  • how the data can be accessed
  • the online support materials held by the UK Data Service

Professor Fitzsimons will give an overview of how data such as the Labour Force Survey are used to examine issues such as:

  • inequality in HE participation
  • degree participation and parental income
  • understanding how finance policy can affect higher education, e.g. how maintenance grants and tuition fees affect degree participation
  • understanding how governments can promote human capital accumulation

The webinar will take place between 11.00 and 12.00 GMT on 27 January 2015.

The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.

Here you will find a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, longitudinal data, business micro-data, qualitative studies and census datasets.

Users of our data come from a wide range of backgrounds including academia, central and local government, business, charities and foundations, independent research centres and think-tanks.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Recording from the webinar

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