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Universities in England ‘will take a century to meet access targets’


Experts call for random allocation and expansion of degree places to speed up sector progress

At current rates of progress English universities will not meet widening participation targets for almost a century, according to a new report by the Higher Education Policy Institute, highlighting the minimal advances being made by elite institutions and calling for radical solutions.

In December 2018, the Office for Students, regulator of higher education bodies in England, outlined ambitions to eliminate the social mobility gap in access to higher education by 2037-38.

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