The BBC covered our Access in Scotland report and ran an analysis by Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys.

“Young Scots from disadvantaged areas are four times less likely to go to university than those from wealthy backgrounds, researchers have found.

Their study showed 90% of growth in higher education places for disadvantaged students came from colleges, not universities.

The Sutton Trust said its findings showed a “shocking access gap”.

The Scottish government said university access for students from poorer areas was up by 29% since it came to power.

In England, those from the poorest neighbourhoods are 2.4 times less likely to attend university than people in the richest areas.

Those in Northern Ireland and Wales are three times less likely to do so.”

Read the full report here.

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