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Universities and colleges told to do more for disadvantaged students

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/06/2013

Richard Adams

Les Ebdon, the access ombudsman for higher education in England, has told universities and colleges to step up their efforts to attract students from disadvantaged backgrounds as official data shows affluent applicants outnumbering those from deprived areas by three to one.
Ebdon described as a tragedy the recent sharp fall in enrolments by part-time students because worsening participation rates for part-time and mature students suggests alternative routes into higher education are shrinking.
Ebdon's comments come with the publication on Thursday of the Office for Fair Access's annual assessment of participation in higher education, which shows wide gaps in recruitment from the lower end of the income scale despite a bumper year for universities.
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"Universities and colleges told to do more for disadvantaged students", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/universities-and-colleges-told-to-do-more-for-disadvantaged-students