Access to university

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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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A Bullingdon in reverse: how working-class student club is taking on elitism
The 93% Club, begun in Bristol by a state-educated student, is snowballing, with big firms now taking note

Robert Verkaik

06, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'I didn't feel I fitted in': why Gypsies, Roma and Travellers don't go to university
A new tutoring project is ensuring students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds don’t drift away from education during the pandemic

Rachel Hall

30, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'You need someone on the inside': the state school students helping peers into Oxbridge
Student-led projects are demystifying the application process for Oxbridge hopefuls from less privileged backgrounds

Donna Ferguson

23, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Britain’s best universities are dominated by private schools. Could I help level the playing field?
My local comprehensive had not had a student go to Oxford or Cambridge in seven years. So I offered to give its brightest pupils the confidence and support of an expensive education

Joshi Herrmann

10, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'This isn't an outdated ivory tower': how Oxford university leapfrogged its rivals
Oxford is top of the Guardian’s rankings for the first time in a decade – thanks to its success in the graduate job market

Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

05, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Covid will reinforce race inequality at Oxbridge, warn experts
With predicted exam grades known to be biased against black students, it is feared numbers being accepted into elite universities will fall

Jamie Doward

21, Jun, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Last year one Oxford college admitted 96% of its students from state schools. How did they do it?
Mansfield College has risen up the league tables through its outstanding outreach work

Fiona Millar

24, Mar, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Record numbers of state school pupils offered Oxford places
University also says more than 22% of admissions last year were from a BME background

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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