Oxford University has published data about its undergraduate admissions for the first time. The figures showed a continuing inequality gap in offered opportunities to study based on race and economic status.
The 850-year-old university published data that was intended to challenge the views that it endured as a place of white, wealth-driven privilege and elitism.
The statistics offer some very worrying insights into a clear lack of representative diversity among undergraduate admissions. In a breakdown of admissions to the 29 individual colleges that are the blocks of Oxford’s academic structure, eight — including some of the most prestigious — failed to admit a single black Briton in one or more of the years from 2015 to 2017.
Oxford University has had to apologise to David Lammy after retweeting a post labelling his legitimate criticism “bitter”.
The original tweet, sent by a student, was in response to the Labour…
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