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Opinion: fix our school system and stop uni-bashing

As a former constituent and activist in Bermondsey and Old Southwark I greatly enjoyed campaigning on behalf of Simon Hughes and have a lot of respect for his approach to policy and the hard work he puts in, especially meeting face to face with local voters and community groups. I was shocked, however, to read quotes from Simon on the front page of Saturday’s Guardian calling on universities to ‘cut intake’ from independent schools in order to match nationally ‘representative’ proportions: 7.2% was his quoted figure for the proportion of students we ought to aim at coming from an …

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Opinion: In pursuit of excellence

Earlier this month David Lammy MP highlighted the problem of the low number of black students admitted to Oxford and Cambridge Universities and called it the ‘Oxbridge Whitewash’. He wrote in the Guardian (6 Dec):

“Just one British black Caribbean student was admitted to Oxford last year. That is not a misprint: one student. Merton College, Oxford, has not admitted a single black student for five years. At Robinson College, Cambridge, a white applicant is four times more likely to be successful than a black applicant. Last year, 292 black students achieved three A grades at A-level and 475 black

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  • User AvatarDavid Blake 29th Jun - 1:26pm
    http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/crcc/eu-referendum/uk-news-coverage-2016-eu-referendum-report-5-6-may-22-june-2016/
  • User AvatarDavid Blake 29th Jun - 1:26pm
    You may like to see the latest report on media coverage of the referendum from Loughborough University.
  • User Avatarexpats 29th Jun - 1:25pm
    Glenn 29th Jun '16 - 1:20pm.....................I voted leave. I do not feel lied too. I’m not angry. I’m not upset. I voted Leave because I...
  • User AvatarGlenn 29th Jun - 1:20pm
    I voted leave. I do not feel lied too. I'm not angry. I'm not upset. I voted Leave because I do not like the EU...
  • User AvatarAl 29th Jun - 1:19pm
    If the argument in the article was correct then the areas with the highest levels of immigration in England (eg London and Manchester) would have...
  • User AvatarJenny barnes 29th Jun - 1:08pm
    Inter alia, the leave campaign was very focussed,on sovereignty. "Take back control" . Parliament is sovereign, or the crown in parliament, so a general election...