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Surge in students studying for UK degrees abroad

Surge in students studying for UK degrees abroad | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
International students sign up for UK degrees as British universities set up branches and franchises across the world
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The gender gap at universities: where are all the men?

The gender gap at universities: where are all the men? | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Male students are outnumbered by females at most UK universities. But what subjects are they studying and which campuses have the biggest gender gap?
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Why I am suing Oxford for 'selecting students by wealth'

Why I am suing Oxford for 'selecting students by wealth' | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Damien Shannon: Access can't be limited to those who can afford to socialise and dine in college, or live in a room of a particular size and cost
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Oxford college sued over using 'selection by wealth' for admissions

Oxford college sued over using 'selection by wealth' for admissions | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Student takes St Hugh's to court after after being rejected for not having access to £21,000 for tuition fees and living costs
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Immigration crackdown deterring foreign students, says universities chief

Immigration crackdown deterring foreign students, says universities chief | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Nicola Dandridge says government's tough rhetoric threatens to undermine multibillion-pound market in foreign students
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White working-class males: how to get more into university

White working-class males: how to get more into university | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
David Willetts is right that more poorer white males should go to university. But financial help and advice, not rhetoric, are what is needed, says white working-class boy Patrick McGhee
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Times Higher Education - Details on interviews for overseas students revealed

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The Sutton Trust - Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust - Sutton Trust | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
The Sutton Trust, chaired by Sir Peter Lampl, improves educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and helps increase social mobility.
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So who is good enough to get into Cambridge?

So who is good enough to get into Cambridge? | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Cambridge University says it wants more students from state schools. But how does it really decide who deserves a place amid intense competition?
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The real me at 18: the personal statements of five public figures

The real me at 18: the personal statements of five public figures | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Richard Dawkins, Alan Johnson, Suzanne Moore, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Benjamin Zephaniah: Pressure to cram personal statements with achievements encourages exaggeration.
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Helping a few bright pupils won't promote social mobility

Helping a few bright pupils won't promote social mobility | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
The Sutton Trust's report focuses on feeding top pupils into 13 "most selective" universities. Where does that leave the majority of young people?
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Times Higher Education - Scramble for top students linked to fall in ...

Fifty-four thousand fewer students started at UK universities this autumn (464,900 in total) compared with 2011-12 - an 11 per cent fall, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service's End of Cycle Report 2012.
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Are university interviews a fair way to pick students?

Are university interviews a fair way to pick students? | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Does an interview give state school students a chance to shine, or are they bound to be eclipsed by their articulate and confident private school peers?
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Slightly more nuanced approach to this regularly recycled issue. Some interesting comments.

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Without school admissions control, the 'drift to the posh' could become an avalanche

Without school admissions control, the 'drift to the posh' could become an avalanche | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
We need an admissions system that promotes equity and fair access, says Fiona Millar - which means reform is needed
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Cambridge University considers having an entrance test

Cambridge University considers having an entrance test | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Cambridge University announced a review of its admissions procedures today in the wake of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s A-level reforms.
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Major changes to A-levels planned

Major changes to A-levels planned | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
A-levels will return to exams taken at the end of two-year courses, with more involvement from universities, says the education secretary.
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Uni applications 'not recovering'

Uni applications 'not recovering' | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of university applications will have been submitted by Tuesday's deadline, but there are few signs of a recovery from last year's decline.
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UK university applications down

UK university applications down | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
University applications from UK students are down for the second year running official figures show.
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How to break the stranglehold public schools have on Oxbridge entrance

How to break the stranglehold public schools have on Oxbridge entrance | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
To widen entry from comprehensive students Oxbridge should identify, at 15, the two or three most academic pupils in each school and give them every possible support, says Peter Wilby
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Top state school students wary of elite universities

Top state school students wary of elite universities | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
High-achieving state school students say poor advice and a lack of confidence stopped them from aiming high
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£9,000 fees putting a generation of boys off university

£9,000 fees putting a generation of boys off university | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
A generation of boys is turning its back on university in the wake of the rise in tuition fees to up to £9,000 a year, according to figures released today.
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Schools should resist Oxbridge entries 'snobbery', says access tsar

Schools should resist Oxbridge entries 'snobbery', says access tsar | HE Admissions | Scoop.it
Les Ebdon says schools are better judged on whether they help students take 'most appropriate route to realise their potential'
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