Three quarters of UK universities that gave students unconditional offers last year will not do the same in 2020 after barrage of criticism

Daily Mail is reporting that the number of so-called ‘conditional unconditional’ offers handed out by universities is expected to plunge after a barrage of criticism.

The tactic has been likened to bribery and pressure-selling. Critics warned that students were being drawn into committing to unsuitable universities – and coasting through A-levels because their places were guaranteed.

However, up to three-quarters of the institutions who made them in 2019 are now expected to drop the offers this year according to Ucas, the organisation which manages university applications.

Responding to the news yesterday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘Under no circumstances are conditional unconditional offers justified and I will write to all universities continuing them asking them to end this practice.’

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