Scottish universities praised for improving access for deprived students

Young Scots from deprived communities have more opportunities to go to university than their English, Welsh or Northern Irish counterparts, according to the Commissioner for Fair Access.

The university sector in Scotland has shown “full-hearted commitment to achieving fair access”, Professor Peter Scott said following his report on access to higher education.

In his report, Prof Scott says that Scotland is now “setting the pace in the UK in terms of widening participation”, with faster improvement in the opportunities for young people from socially deprived backgrounds to go to university compared to other UK nations…
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