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The university admissions process should be more lenient

Whilst many universities are making contextual offers for students from less privileged backgrounds, there are still a number of flaws in the system. I am a student at The University of Edinburgh. When applying in 2014, my offer for English Literature was AAA. That offer for the same course is now typically A*AA which is […]

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Admissions bias in higher education must be redressed

The admission criteria for Scotland’s top four universities – Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen – have been criticised by the new Fair Access Commissioner as unfair and elitist, favouring those from wealthier and more advantaged backgrounds (namely private school students) in their selection process. Lowering entry requirements seems to be the best solution to […]