UUK must help advance equality at the front of the lecture hall through loan write-offs and conferences, says Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC. “I am one of too few working-class academics in UK universities. Our scarcity means that poorer students lack role models and mentors with similar life experiences to theirs. As universities focus more on giving students a better experience, this ignored issue must be addressed,” she writes. Read her full piece in the Times Higher Education (THE).