The Daily Mail reports on ‘Rules of the Game’, Sutton Trust research on university admissions released today.
UNIVERSITY admissions are rigged against poor students because they are more likely to be predicted unduly low grades, a report claims. The Sutton Trust says this means they can end up applying for degree courses with entry requirements of grades lower than they are capable of achieving.
And the charity claimed disadvantaged students were less likely to be helped with personal statements. The study by Dr Gill Wyness of University College London found that, according to last year’s figures, the most advantaged applicants were six times more likely to go to a top university than the most disadvantaged. Sutton Trust chairman Sir Peter Lampl called for an overhaul of the system.
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