Why The Number of UK Students In Oxford And Cambridge Continues Decreasing?

3 years ago



Looks like Oxford and Cambridge continue failing to raise UK student numbers! Why and are there any comments? Don’t stop reading because here is what the Typical Student team will tell you about.


Higher Education Statistics Agency





According to the research, in 2019, Oxford and Cambridge don’t have a lot of British undergraduates to teach. Today there are nearly 1,000 fewer UK students than it was in 2014. Although a mint of money was spent on programmes designed to widen participation and improve access for disadvantaged UK applicants, there are no changes. What’s more, as stated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, now, these unis are the only EU colleges that fail to expand their intake of domestic undergraduates.







Are there any comments?

“We are committed to our role in broadening participation in higher education and doing what it takes to make the university more open and diverse, and are making headway with this work,” an Oxford spokesperson said. “Black and ethnic minority students now make up more than 18% of our undergraduate intake, while for the second year in a row more students than ever before have come to Oxford from deprived areas of the UK.”


And here is what a spokesperson for Cambridge said: “The university has made significant progress in all its widening participation measures over the same period. The university accepts students on merit, regardless of their background.”


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