New colleges for state school students would be a disaster

We’re all familiar with the usual discourse surrounding Oxbridge and state school admissions – Oxford needs to tackle its access problem urgently. Andrew Adonis, Labour peer and former Transport Secretary, has recently pitched a brand-new suggestion: opening new colleges aimed solely at applicants from state school backgrounds. In January, Adonis stated in The Guardian that […]

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State students at disadvantage as Oxford applications soar

Oxford and Cambridge Universities have rejected more students this year than ever before, sparking renewed debate about outreach and access to Britain’s top universities. Last year, Oxford admitted 3,233 students from a pool of 17,241 applicants. In the last ten years, applications to Oxford have swollen by 55%, making gaining a place increasingly challenging. But […]

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