Are there distinctive clusters of higher and lower status universities in the UK?

@article{Boliver2015AreTD,
  title={Are there distinctive clusters of higher and lower status universities in the UK?},
  author={V. Boliver},
  journal={Oxford Review of Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={608 - 627}
}
  • V. Boliver
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Oxford Review of Education
In 1992 the binary divide between universities and polytechnics was dismantled to create a nominally unitary system of higher education for the UK. Just a year later, the first UK university league table was published, and the year after that saw the formation of the Russell Group of self-proclaimed ‘leading’ universities. This paper asks whether there are distinctive clusters of higher and lower status universities in the UK, and, in particular, whether the Russell Group institutions can be… Expand
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