The Telegraph is reporting that more than 68 per cent of British students who will begin studying at the ancient institution this autumn are from the state sector. The number represents a “significant” three per cent rise on the previous year and an increase of almost 10 per cent since 2011.
Both Cambridge and Oxford have come under increasing pressure to accept more pupils from state schools and has each introduced various schemes to improve diversity.
Dr Sam Lucy, director of admissions for the Cambridge colleges, said: “We have been exploring different ways to identify talented students who will thrive on our courses and help to make our student population truly representative of the UK population; this has included challenging false perceptions that put off applicants.”
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