Oxford University releases its first annual admissions report

Oxford’s first ever Annual Admissions Statistical Report has shed light on widespread underrepresentation amongst its student body. The report, published on Wednesday, details Oxford admissions statistics over a five-year period from 2013 to 2017. Data is examined with regard to several areas: overall numbers, domicile, nation and region, disadvantage, school type, gender, ethnicity and disability. […]

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Oxford University reports lowest state admissions figures in Russell Group

55.7% of Oxford University’s 2015/16 undergraduate admissions were from state schools or colleges, new statistics show. This leaves the University with the 4th lowest state admissions figures in the country, behind only specialist institutions the Royal Agricultural University, the Royal Academy of Music and the Courtauld Institute of Art. It also represents a 2% decrease compared […]

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US Election 2012: Liveblog

It’s the final countdown! The team here at Comment are going to be blogging live as the results come in. We’ll draw in sources from news sites, Twitter and elsewhere, and try and draw your attention to the big news that matters as each state declares. We’ll also look for anything funny that’s going on […]

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It’s time for Oxford to help transform our state schools

The reforms to the state education system pioneered by the last government have radically improved the state education system. It is easy to be blind to quite how bad things were; the statistics really are shocking. The basic school leaving standard is just 5 GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths, and this […]

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