As occurs every year around results day, stories are run about students choosing lower-ranked universities over Oxbridge. This year, one student made Guardian headlines by deciding to attend Leeds instead of Oxford. Was it the correct choice?
White applicants over 40% more likely to received an offer than BME applicants
The story’s intrigue has stopped people focusing on what is actually important.
Fewer than 25% of Oxford classicists attended UK state schools.
58.2% of entrants are from state schools, while only 1 in 26 from low participation backgrounds.
Oxford needs to look at more than just grades
The UK’s least socially inclusive university is in need of radical admissions reform
Universities are more than merely merit-obsessed, mechanical institutions
The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors
Oxbridge summer camps claiming to know the secret to admissions benefit nobody but the companies themselves