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(TELEGRAPH) — Top universities are being told to set “ambitious” new targets to increase the number of students recruited from poor homes and underperforming schools.
The Office for Fair Access has drawn up new guidance for universities that want to charge more than £6,000 in tuition fees.

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) said the most selective institutions had “further to go” to create a “socially representative” student body.

In official guidance, the watchdog suggested that universities in England should consider employing data on students’ social background and school type during the admissions process to fast-track disadvantaged pupils on to degree courses.

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