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Today’s report on post-qualification applications has chosen a difficult week to appear.

Anyone wanting to make an impact with a newsworthy announcement might think twice about releasing anything this week. Tuesday sees the long-awaited, once-postponed vote in parliament on prime minister Theresa May’s negotiated terms of exit from the European Union. All other news, you would think, is on hold.

Into this context comes a report this morning commissioned by the University and College Union and written by widening participation expert Graeme Atherton of the National Education Opportunities Network. The report is co-authored by Angela Nartey, policy officer at the UCU.

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