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Huw Lewis confident of progress on Oxbridge places

New centres aimed at getting more Welsh students places at top universities have launched as the number of applications for Oxford hits a 14-year low.

A review found pupils from Wales are less likely to get into Oxbridge than those in England and Northern Ireland.

The first three of 12 centres offering specialist support are set to start in south, north and south west Wales.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said he was confident of recent progress in the number of applications and acceptances involving students from Wales.

He said more students needed to be aware of the "world of options" available to them.

  • 15 Jan 2015
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