* Socioeconomic background relates to a combination of an individual’s income, occupation and social background. Socio-economic background is a key determinant of success and future life chances. Individuals from a low socioeconomic background would generally identify with at least two of the following criteria:
- Spent time within the care system
- Registered as a young carer as a child
- First generation of their family to attend university (or another Higher Education setting), or no one from your family has attended university or another HE setting (including yourself).
- Attended a non-selective state school from age 11-16
- Eligible for free school meals (if attending school after 1980)
- Have been in receipt of Universal Credit (or equivalent state benefits e.g. housing benefit, income support, working tax credits, job seeker’s allowance)