Dr Achala Gupta is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on investigating educational issues sociologically. Achala’s current interests include: education delivery systems (formal and supplementary) and schooling practices in Asia, and students’ aspirations and transition into higher education in Europe. She has published research articles on topics such as: the heterogeneity of middle-class advantage, teacher-entrepreneurialism, and social legitimacy of private tutoring in India. Achala has also contributed to the higher education literature by exploring the various ways in which students are constructed in Denmark, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Spain.