Unis see poor rise

Sutton Trust research on means-tested fees is cited in an article by the Sun on recent UCAS data. 

Record numbers of poor students are going to top universities, but richer counterparts are almost six times more likely to get a place.

Figures from admission service Ucas show only one in 25 students from the poorest backgrounds get in — but that is a rise of more than two thirds since 2012. Roughly one in five among the most advantaged students get places.

Social mobility charity the Sutton Trust called for means-tested tuition fees and a return to maintenance grants to give poorer students better opportunities.

See the full article or read Sutton Trust CEO, Dr Lee Elliot Major’s comment in the i.

 

2018-01-30T09:46:15+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

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