05 Oct 2021

Future Quest has funded a report offering insight into parental engagement with higher education opportunities across Bristol and strategies for improving parent-carer focused higher education resources and outreach events.

 

This research provides an insight into attitudes towards higher education across Bristol, how able parent-carers feel to be able to engage with their children’s education and future options, and what kind of resources and events Bristol-based parent-carers would like to see Future Quest provide.

 

It is no secret that some demographics remain underrepresented in higher education spaces. In 2019, only 26.3% of UK pupils who received free school meals progressed to higher education, compared to 44.9% of UK pupils who did not receive free school meals. Another factor that influences young people’s educational attainment and their progression to higher education is parental engagement.

 

Parental engagement is the degree to which parent-carers feel able to engage with their child’s education, future options, expectations and priorities for their child, and how it significantly shapes the decisions young people make regarding higher education progression.

 

This report explores parental engagement with higher education opportunities across Bristol and strategies for improving parent-carer focused higher education resources and outreach events.

 

Click here to read the full Parental Engagement Research Report.