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The murky and varied admissions process at Russell Group universities needs to change, a review says.

“A lack of parity” in the ways in which potential students are selected by research-intensive institutions creates “potential unfairness in the admissions process”, according to a study by a think tank attached to Pearson, a publisher.

The authors of the report, (Un)informed choices?, conducted interviews with a range of admissions tutors, academic staff and widening participation specialists at four Russell Group universities. They also examined data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions System.

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