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Ucas statement ‘should be replaced with short questions’


Higher Education Policy Institute think tank paper sets out case for reforms

The long-form Ucas personal statement should be replaced with a series of short questions to help level the playing field among applicants, a think tank has argued.

In a paper published 24 November, the Higher Education Policy Institute set out “evidence of the challenges faced by applicants” when writing the personal essay, which is used by universities to help them decide which applicants to accept.

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