UK’s most disadvantaged teenagers four times less likely to apply for university than better off peers

The Independent is reporting that the latest data analysis has found that the likelihood of students applying for university depends heavily on where they live.

 

Teenagers from the most disadvantaged areas of the UK are four times less likely to apply for university than their more socially advantaged peers, official figures have revealed.

Statistics suggest a young person’s chances of applying for a degree course depend heavily on where they live, with the number of those planning to go on to higher education falling in some areas of the country.

New analysis of Ucas data by the Press Association reveals that on average this year, 55 per cent of 18-year-olds living in the top 10 per cent of parliamentary constituencies in terms of university applications applied for a degree course by the main January 15 deadline.

By contrast, just 24 per cent of those living in the bottom 10 per cent of constituencies had applied by the same point.

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