UK universities face pressure to reform admissions process

According to The Guardian, British universities are taking a hard look at changes to their admissions procedures for undergraduates, after evidence that significant numbers of disadvantaged and ethnic minority students are dissatisfied with the current system.

A survey of university applicants commissioned by vice-chancellors and seen by the Guardian found that many black and other ethnic minority candidates, as well as those from families without a history of studying in higher education, complained of obstacles during their applications, including poor careers advice and a time-consuming process.

The survey was commissioned by the group representing 137 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for its admissions review group that is considering recommendations to improve the system.

Marchant said her organisation was “already exploring innovative reforms to the admissions process, including how changing when students receive offers could bring benefits”.

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