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Accessibility is More than a Bullet Point – On Liz Truss’ Oxbridge Pledge

"Accessibility is about empowerment. It is about knowledge – addressing the legitimate fears that state school students have and enabling them to make an informed choice about what studying at Oxford or Cambridge is like."

Liz Truss promises Oxbridge admissions shakeup

Liz Truss, frontrunner in the race for Conservative Party leadership, has suggested she will reform the Oxbridge admissions system to give all top students...

Writing on the Filing Cabinets: A State School Student’s Response to Emma Duncan

"The implication that our [state school students'] presence is a threat to upholding the average IQ here is unbelievably condescending."

70% of 2022 offers made to state-educated students

The University has announced that for the 2022 incoming class of students more than 69% of offers to UK applicants were made to students educated in the state sector.

2020 Oxbridge admissions statistics sees two state schools make the top five

"At Hills Road College, 69 students have now also received an offer for the 2021 cohort, 38 from the University of Oxford and 31 from the University of Cambridge."

Rise in number of offers to students from BAME backgrounds

The number of students from BAME and socially disadvantaged backgrounds receiving offers has risen over the last two admissions cycles, new statistics from UCAS show.

Oxbridge applicants face technical difficulties during admissions tests

A number of candidates who sat for university admissions tests two weeks ago, such as the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and Thinking Skills Assessment...

A centenary of full University membership for women at Oxford

Oxford has launched a campaign to recognise the centenary anniversary of women at the University. On the 7th of October 1920, Oxford began giving...

Oxford to use socioeconomic data for DPhil applicants in graduate access push

Oxford will consider socioeconomic data in PhD applicants, as the University looks to improve access to postgraduate courses. Tutors across departments use contextual data...

Oxford honours A-level students’ offers after government U-turn

The University of Oxford will honour its offer to all applicants whose A-level Centre Assessed Grades meet their conditional offer, although some may have...

Admissions 2020: How has each college responded?

Update 18/08/2020: Following the government's announcement that A-Level results will be based on teacher's Centre Assessed Grades, the University has announced it will honour...

Record state school admissions amid A Level outcry

Oxford University has announced that it is on course to admit the highest proportion ever of state school students. The news comes amidst widespread...

Oxford may accept students from disadvantaged backgrounds who miss A-level grades

“If the results show young people experiencing disadvantage were unfairly affected by the mechanism used to issue A Level grades, Oxford will do everything possible to help these students"

Inaccessible: Why Oxford’s latest state-school statistics shouldn’t be celebrated

"These improvements are more about chipping away at a weight on an imbalanced scale rather than levelling it."

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