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BBC – Is the Russell Group really an ‘oligarchy’?

“The University Alliance this week cautioned against an over-emphasis on a narrow group of universities, saying that it stood in the way of social mobility.”

BBCUniversity Alliance’s social mobility report has been referenced in a piece written for the BBC. Sean Coughlan argues that it’s not a criticism of the individual institutions, but an irritation that belonging to a group, named after the London hotel where they used to meet, seems to have taken on a semi-official status.

The article stresses concerned claims over unfairly undermining the value of other non-Russell Group universities, which most students are going to attend, universities which are as good if not better.

Read the full article here.




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