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Half of top universities 'cut state school admissions'

date:Mar 22,2013 source:互联网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Half of top universities 'cut state school admissions'
Half of top universities

Almost half of Britain’s top universities recruited fewer students from state schools last year despite a Government drive to widen access to higher education.
Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 11 Russell Group universities awarded fewer places to state school students last year. Photo: ALAMY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor
3:44PM GMT 21 Mar 2013
Figures show that 11 members of the elite Russell Group turned more places over to privately-educated pupils in 2011/12.

Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that the vast majority of elite institutions also fell short of official admissions targets imposed to create a more balanced student body.

Universities recruiting proportionally fewer state school students included Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial College London, Warwick and York.

Figures relate to the year before a sharp rise in student tuition fees last September which coincided with a renewed drive by many institutions to recruit more students from “under-represented groups”.

Cambridge has already published new data for the current academic year showing that numbers of state school students are up sharply and it is hoped that other universities will follow.



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