24 September 2018 - Oxford and Cambridge Among Top Universities Lacking Social Diversity
Oxford and Cambridge among the top universities 'lacking social diversity'
(Sky News, 23/09/2018)
The highest-rated universities in Britain - including Oxford and Cambridge - are the worst in the country for social diversity, new data shows.
According to figures included in The Sunday Times' latest Good University Guide, the majority of Russell Group institutions are among the least inclusive, with 16 of the bottom 20.
Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews are the worst of the bunch, with two of them having already been under the spotlight over their diversity figures this year.
Good University Guide 2019: Ethnic majority at 23 universities
Alastair McCall and Sian Griffiths (The Times, 23/09/2018)
More than half of students admitted to 23 universities are from ethnic minorities.
The startling statistic is revealed as The Sunday Times today becomes the first newspaper to compile a university league table for social inclusion as part of its Good University Guide.
Nearly three-quarters of the student intake at Aston and Bradford universities are from ethnic minorities — while at Harper Adams, a largely agriculture-based university in Shropshire, the figure is 0.8%.
More than 60% of Oxford University students went to private or grammar school, figures show
May Bulman (The Independent, 23/09/2018)
Oxford has been branded Britain’s least socially inclusive university with new data showing more than 60 per cent of its students went to private or grammar school.
The figures, compiled in The Sunday Times Good University Guide, also show just one in 10 students at both Oxford and Cambridge consider themselves working-class, compared with 58 per cent at the University of Bradford.
The majority of the Russell Group, an association of 24 universities, were among the least inclusive, with 16 of the bottom 20, including the University of St Andrews, Cambridge and Durham.
Cambridge beats Oxford in the Times 2019 League table
Adithi Shenava (The Oxford Student, 23/09/2018)
The University of Cambridge tops The Sunday Times Good University Guide published today. This marks the sixth year that Cambridge has been ranked as the leading university in the UK, while Oxford has again placed second.
The rankings rate UK universities based on nine performance measures, including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.
As well as winning overall, Cambridge triumphs in 29 of the 67 subject tables.