Get them, keep them 2

July 28, 2006

So, despite the best efforts of those of us who engage in "widening participation" events, access to university remains stubbornly inegalitarian ("Access initiatives reach an impasse", July 21).

Here is a three-point plan to improve matters. First, take public widening participation money away from universities and give it to schools with low higher education participation rates, so they can employ the best teachers. Second, prevent admissions tutors from knowing which school an applicant comes from. And, third, move to a post-qualification admissions system.

Martin Luck
Nottingham University

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments