12 May 2016
MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (12 May) commented on the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) report: Outcomes of Access Agreement Monitoring for 2014-15.
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:
“We welcome this report which confirms that modern universities are not only a popular choice for students but are also the standard bearers for access to high quality higher education.
“Almost three quarters of the students studying at modern universities are from areas with lower levels of participation. Two thirds of their students come from lower income households and 60% of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students study at a modern university.
“We strongly support the Prime Minister’s social mobility targets but they will not be reached unless the government recognises that part-time and mature students have been deterred by the current funding system. OFFA is right to urge universities to do more for these students but it takes two to tango and Ministers must do more.”
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