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Fact checks on universities, tuition fees and student debt

27 October 2017

Is Oxbridge still a rich white student's world?

Check the figures on Oxford and Cambridge entry.

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Is Oxbridge still a rich white student's world?
6 October 2017

Who's right on disadvantaged young people at university?

Most recent data suggests disadvantaged students may be beginning to lose ground in higher education - but it's too soon to read too much into it.

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Who's right on disadvantaged young people at university?
6 October 2017

Comparisons between disadvantaged English and Scottish students are tricky

Students from a disadvantaged background in Scotland are roughly half as likely to go to university as those from England. That said, comparing the figures for Scotland and England is …

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Comparisons between disadvantaged English and Scottish students are tricky
22 September 2017

Student debt: what did Labour say?

Jeremy Corbyn didn’t commit to abolishing student debt before the last election, although he did say he would “deal with” the high debts of graduates and was looking at ways …

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Student debt: what did Labour say?
22 September 2017

What’s been the impact of higher tuition fees on disadvantaged students going to university?

Higher tuition fees don’t seem to have affected the longer-term trend of more disadvantaged students going to university.

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What’s been the impact of higher tuition fees on disadvantaged students going to university?
16 August 2017

More young people are going to university

The number and proportion of young people, including disadvantaged students, attending university is now increasing.

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More young people are going to university
7 August 2017

Are more working class students dropping out of university?

The proportion of first time UK students from disadvantaged areas leaving higher education during or after the first year of their degree in England is at its highest level for …

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Are more working class students dropping out of university?
14 July 2017

Have university applicant numbers fallen in 2017?

The total number of people applying to higher education in the UK this year (as of the final June 2017 deadline) is down 4% compared to last year.

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Have university applicant numbers fallen in 2017?
12 July 2017

£100 billion: the cost of writing off student debt?

The true ‘additional’ cost of a policy to write off current student loans, compared to the amount the government already ‘writes off’ from unpaid loans, would be lower than this.

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£100 billion: the cost of writing off student debt?
30 May 2017

Are university applications falling in the UK?

University applications by disadvantaged students haven’t fallen in the last few years.

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Are university applications falling in the UK?

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