Commenting on the announcement today from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, to review the university admissions system, University Alliance Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson said:
“This is a timely call for a consultation to develop a more fair and transparent system of admissions that delivers equity of opportunity for all.
“Sharpening up contextual admissions policies in particular is crucial if the government is serious about transforming access to, and participation in, higher education for talented disadvantaged students.
“We look forward to building on the extensive engagement with schools, colleges and wider partners already undertaken by the sector through UUK’s own admissions review, led by a University Alliance member. We will work in collaboration with government and key sector bodies as well as the whole education system to drive ambitious sector-led change, enabling talented students from diverse backgrounds to go to university.”