June 21, 2021

Iscuk

International Student Club UK

Oxford accepts report quantity of learners from most deprived places of the Uk

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he University of Oxford recognized file figures of pupils from the most deprived parts of the United kingdom past calendar year, but younger people from some regional “cold-spots” stay below-represented at the institution.

The proportion of British students from the most socio-economically deprived places admitted to Oxford past 12 months elevated to practically one particular in six (15.9%) – up from 12.2% the past 12 months, stats show.

It arrives as elite universities are under increased strain to widen obtain and make sure pupils from poorer backgrounds are not put off from making use of.

The university’s Undergraduate Admissions Report verified that Oxford admitted a file proportion of point out school pupils (68.6%) last year subsequent the A-amount grading chaos more than the summer months.

Over-all, the proportion of British students from parts with small development to better education and learning admitted to Oxford previous yr rose to 15.6%, from 14% in 2019.

We are raising our concentrate on reaching regional ‘cold-spots’ where by the most proficient youthful people today are however underneath-represented at Oxford – driving down the danger that we are lacking out on some of the UK’s brightest students

But the figures also present that nearly fifty percent (48.3%) of United kingdom students admitted to Oxford among 2018 and 2020 even now arrived from London and the south east of England.

Only 15.1% were being from the north of England – with just 2.1% admitted from the North East 4.9% from Yorkshire and Humber and 8.1% from the North West.

Dr Samina Khan, director of undergraduate admissions and outreach at the University of Oxford, claimed: “The pandemic will proceed to hit the the very least advantaged college students for a whilst, consequently we remain resolute in stamping out inequality in obtain to Oxford.

“Working together with universities throughout the country, we are increasing our target on achieving regional ‘cold-spots’ where the most gifted youthful folks are even now beneath-represented at Oxford – driving down the chance that we are missing out on some of the UK’s brightest college students.”

The report also highlights figures, initially introduced in February, showing that 23.6% of British isles undergraduates admitted to Oxford in 2020 ended up from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds – a file superior.