ROTA is piloting a Higher Education research project. Although statistics show an upward trend in the numbers of UK-domiciled students from Global Majority and Gipsy, Roma and Traveller communities attending university, there is a higher withdrawal rate among these groups of students.  ROTA's project explores reasons why students choose to withdraw, defer or change course. 

In conjunction with a soon-to-be launched Student Survey of London Universities, we are conducting interviews with Equality and Diversity Leads, Student Support services and Student Voice Representatives.  

If you are a student or an ex-student at a London University and would like to take part in the Survey, please contact Sasha McKoy, Volunteer Co-ordinator 

If you work in Higher Education as Student Union or Student Voice Representative and would like to contribute to this research or are willing to be interviewed, please contact Eleanor Stokes, Education Policy Researcher

Please see our Education Project page for more information.