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Attract more students with disabilities, universities told

Universities should increase their efforts to recruit disabled students and offer them better support, universities and science minister Chris Skidmore has said.

According to student data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency on 17 January, 11 per cent of all students who started university in England in 2017-18 had a disability (94,120).

Although the figures represent a 38 per cent increase in the number of disabled students attending university since 2013-14, Skidmore said it remained below the proportion of working-age adults with a disability and that universities must review their provision for students.

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