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Cable urges universities to do more outreach work

Universities in England should switch cash from bursaries towards building links with schools to boost the number of students from poor homes, Business Secretary Vince Cable has said. 632 more words

Teacher Talk

Medical schools could drop grades for poorer students

Medical schools could drop their grades for students from poorer backgrounds, meaning those with better results miss out, under a project which has sparked concern from academics.

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University outreach is too little, too late

There was widespread coverage this week of news that ‘top universities are failing to open up to the poor’. Professor Les Ebdon, the Head of the Office of Fair Access (OFFA) which oversees university recruitment, acknowledged that despite considerable efforts and many millions of pounds of expenditure, “the most selective universities had made little or no headline progress in increasing access in recent years.” 600 more words

Too Young To Count?

James Turner examines the challenges of working with younger pupils

Last week, the OFFA chief Les Ebdon said that universities should look to work more with younger age groups. 520 more words

Sutton Trust

Predictions for 2013 - Higher Education

Hooray, I can now have a go at guessing predicting what will happen next year. Here’s what will happen in HE during 2013 (not in any order) 142 more words

Higher Education Blogs

Claire Fox: Is Consumerism bad for Education?

One of the talks given at Freedom Forum was by Claire Fox on the rise of ‘consumerism’ within Higher Education. Here’s a rough rundown of what she said… 1,177 more words


More university places for top A-level grade students

More university places for top A-level grade students

BBC |April 18, 2012

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent


Many more university places than expected are going to be allocated to top-grade A-level applicants this year. 600 more words

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