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Scots students face ‘shocking’ university access gap

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BBC News coveredĀ our Access in Scotland report

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”.

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Trust chairman Sir Peter Lampl said: “Scotland faces a shocking access gap and it is vital that the government appoints a strong independent commissioner without delay.

“There is good practice in Scottish universities on access, but we need a really strong push if talent is not to be wasted.”

Read the full online news report here. The report also featured on Radio 4’s Today Programme, Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland (leading the evening bulletins), BBC Breakfast TV News and other BBC radio bulletins.