There’s been a lot of heat, and not nearly enough light, in the press recently on the question of contextual university admissions. Ant Bagshaw reviews the criticisms – and the evidence.
A total of 183 access agreements have been approved by the Office for Fair Access for 2016-17. Giving universities and colleges challenging targets to make swift progress on fair access to higher education.
The Office for Fair Access have released their annual Outcomes of access agreement monitoring. The report finds that Universities and colleges in England are on course to meet 90% of targets in their access agreements, and one in three targets has been met three years ahead of deadline.