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Williamson vows to boost university access for white men

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Conservative Party Conference 2020: Education secretary calls for better access for white working-class male students

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has promised to end the “shocking disgrace” of lower access to university among white working-class male students.

Speaking at the Conservative Party’s virtual conference on 5 October, Williamson said the government would “continue to build pressure on universities” to improve access to higher education, explaining that white working-class boys were “the most underrepresented group of individuals who go on to university”.

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