Scotland has the worst record in the UK for getting poorer students into uni
Buzzfeed’s Scottish reporter, Jamie Ross, covered the publication of our Access in Scotland report.
“Scotland has the worst record in the UK for getting poorer students into university despite the country’s students having access to free tuition, according to new analysis.
A report released on Friday by education charity The Sutton Trust showed that, within Scotland, 18-year-olds from the most well-off areas of the country are four times more likely to go to university than those from the least advantaged areas.
The data shows that students from most advantaged areas in England are just over two times more likely to go to university than those from the least well-off areas, and three times more likely if they’re from Northern Ireland or Wales.
It concludes there is no evidence that the Scottish government’s policy of free tuition for Scottish students gives the country an advantage in terms of getting students from poorer backgrounds into university.”
Read his full report here.