What will help less wealthy students get into top universities?
Students from the wealthiest 20% of the population are seven times more likely to attend the UK's most selective universities than those from the most disadvantaged 40%. The Office for Fair Access (Offa) says this has not changed since the mid 1990s.
The Offa report identified several factors holding back bright disadvantaged students, including lower exam grades, a greater risk of making poor choices at GCSE level and a fear of applying to the top universities.
Are you a student from a disadvantaged background? Did you find it difficult when applying to university? What do you think would help other students from poorer backgrounds?
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