The goal of this PhD project is to further disentangle mechanisms underlying unequal access to higher education in the Netherlands. The research focused on generating a more integral picture of the opportunity structure of higher education from the perspective of (prospective) students in primary, secondary and higher education. It aims to map explicit and implicit obstacles that varying student groups may encounter on their path to higher education, and examine the choices and strategies that they make or use in response to these obstacles.
This project is part of the research program Toegankelijkheid hoger onderwijs voor, door en na de poort. It received funding from NRO Praktijkgericht onderwijsonderzoek - langlopend.
The (co-)promotors for this PhD-project are prof. dr. Monique Volman and dr. Louise Elffers.
Starting November 1, 2021, I am the PhD-representative for the Faculty for Social and Behavioural Sciences in the Central PhD Council (CPC). This council serves the interest of all UvA PhD candidates.
Further, I chair the FMG PhD Council, in which the interests of PhD candidates at the level of faculty are represented. PhD candidates of all research institutes participate in this council.
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