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Universities: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 173512, tabled on 11 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities on the use of unconditional offers for undergraduate places.

Answered on

9 October 2018

I am concerned about the increase in unconditional offers and any adverse impact they may be having on students’ A level grades. That is why I’m looking closely at the practice and have asked the regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to review the practice, and in particular, to assess the impact it might be having on attainment. If negative impacts on students are highlighted through this review, I will expect the OfS to take robust action, in accordance with its powers set out in legislation.

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