Routes after school

Fact checks on universities, tuition fees and student debt

19 May 2017

Young people's participation in higher education

On all UCAS measures, young students from disadvantaged groups in England are more likely to go to university now than any other year on record.

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Young people's participation in higher education
12 May 2017

What is the gap in university applications for the most and least advantaged in Scotland?

There are two ways to look at this. Whether the claim is correct depends on whether you look at university entry rates or university application rates.

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What is the gap in university applications for the most and least advantaged in Scotland?
16 March 2017

Are poor Scots half as likely to get into university as poor English pupils?

In last week’s BBC Question Time Fraser Nelson claimed that there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor in Scottish education. We looked into it.

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Are poor Scots half as likely to get into university as poor English pupils?
18 January 2017

Half a million fewer men accepted to university than women

Between 2007 and 2016 half a million fewer men than women living in the UK have been accepted to UK universities.

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Half a million fewer men accepted to university than women
28 July 2016

Are white, working class boys the least likely to go to university?

Less well-off white boys in England are, on average, less likely to attend university than minority ethnic groups, according to research.

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Are white, working class boys the least likely to go to university?
22 March 2016

Are sixth forms and further education colleges better funded?

David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn clashed in Parliament on what’s been happening to funding for further education colleges and sixth forms.

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Are sixth forms and further education colleges better funded?
29 October 2015

Are white applicants more likely to receive offers to top universities than black applicants?

Research is mixed on whether there's underlying racial bias in admissions to Russell Group universities.

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Are white applicants more likely to receive offers to top universities than black applicants?
7 September 2015

Are graduates settling for non-graduate jobs?

CIPD says 58.8% of graduates are in non-graduate roles, but this is based on an old survey.

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Are graduates settling for non-graduate jobs?
3 May 2015

Clash of the manifestos: the quality of apprenticeships

We've taken a look at competing claims about apprenticeships in the Conservative and Labour manifestos for the 2015 general election.

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Clash of the manifestos: the quality of apprenticeships
28 April 2015

Clash of the manifestos: the number of apprenticeships

We've taken a look at competing claims about apprenticeships in the Conservative and Labour manifestos for the 2015 general election.

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Clash of the manifestos: the number of apprenticeships

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