Access to university

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How to dislodge the posh clique that rules Britain | Letters
Letters: Simon Bull asks for discrimination against the state-educated to be outlawed, and other readers write on Oxbridge and Eton domination

01, Feb, 2023 @6:42 PM

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Elite universities aren’t hotbeds of ‘wokery’: our research shows they’re rife with racism and classism | Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers
In both the US and the UK, students described being told that they were beneficiaries of affirmative action, write authors Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers

Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers

30, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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UK scheme supporting Black students to reach Oxbridge expands to nursery schools
The Hemisphere programme helps teachers see how unconscious damages students’ prospects

Amelia Hill

25, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Beverly Sand obituary
Other lives: Champion of adult education who became the UK’s first professor of lifelong learning

Peter Wilson

16, Dec, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Liz Truss’s Oxbridge proposal is the latest vacuous idea from a slapstick Tory race | Simon Jenkins
The ill-thought-out ideas issuing from Britain’s prime ministerial candidates are a cause for alarm, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

01, Aug, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, do you think curbs on university entrance will be levelling up? | Michael Rosen
Even the DfE’s own assessment has found restricting access to loans would shut out ethnic minority students

Michael Rosen

04, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Nadhim Zahawi’s Oxbridge claim is an insult to state school students | Letters
Letters: Michael Pyke takes issue with Nadhim Zahawi’s argument that it is up to state schools to improve access to elite universities. Plus letters from Richard Duckworth, Gerald Sandison and Nigel Gann


18, May, 2022 @5:11 PM

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The threat facing humanities and the arts | Letters
Letters: Drama in schools gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of issues, says Catherine Griffin, while Sue Jackson points to the favouring of Stem subjects at the expense of humanities in universities


11, May, 2022 @3:09 PM

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England’s most prestigious universities failing to boost social mobility, IFS finds
Research comes as government details measures that compel universities to do more to help graduates

Richard Adams, Education editor

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jane Struthers obituary
Other lives: Former director of admissions at Oxford University who believed passionately in broadening access to Oxbridge

Helen Magee

21, May, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Social mobility study to assess lockdown effect on teenagers in England
Academics will follow progress of 10,000 poorer students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

Rachel Hall

23, Apr, 2021 @1:05 PM

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'People brand you': UK universities sign pledge to fight hate against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma
Gypsy and Roma children have the highest exclusion rates from school and only 3-4% go to university. A new scheme aims to change that

Liz Lightfoot

27, Mar, 2021 @8:15 AM

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