05 Apr 2019
MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (5 April) responded to the Education Secretary Damian Hinds’s call for a review of university admissions.
Dr Greg Walker, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:
“University admissions practices are something that the OfS state they are examining already in relation to their regulatory responsibilities. An independent look at some of these issues is an opportunity to look at the evidence in the round, away from the media headlines. Ahead of this evidence gathering we should not assume that any particular practice is generally unacceptable. Universities take their responsibility for admissions seriously, while their autonomy in doing so has rightly been protected by parliament. Universities are best qualified to judge who can benefit from the opportunity to study in higher education.”
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