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Universities fail to woo poor students

Source: Times Online Posted By: Davis D...4682 days ago

TOP universities are to step up efforts to “socially engineer” their intake amid evidence that attempts to attract more applicants from poor families have had only limited success.

Those involved include Durham, which has announced “urgent” action to raise the proportion of students from “lower social classes”.

Others — including Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and York – have said that for the first time they will use information on whether an applicant’s parents attended university to help....

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