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Higher Education: Admissions

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 907614, tabled on 9 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to widen access to higher education.

Answered on

12 February 2015

The most recent UCAS statistics show another record year for university entry for disadvantaged students. 18.2% of 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds obtained a university place via UCAS in 2014.

By 2018/19, Universities expect to spend £735m on bursaries, outreach and supporting retention and student success through their agreements with the Director of Fair Access.

Our reforms have been fair, progressive and given our universities sustainable funding for the future.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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