Universities: Admissions

(asked on 30th January 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to establish a scheme of contextualised university offers to assist those from disadvantaged backgrounds; and what plans, if any, they have to support such a scheme.

Answered by
Baroness Berridge Portrait
Baroness Berridge
This question was answered on 13th February 2020

Universities are independent, autonomous bodies. As such, they are responsible for their own admissions decisions.

We are aware that many universities already adopt contextual admissions practices, to widen access of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Office for Students has encouraged the use of contextual admissions and the Government supports such initiatives.

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