Points aren't everything

June 30, 2011

G. Colborne is most likely confused owing to an understandable, but still erroneous, piece of conclusion-jumping (Letters, 23 June).

There are justifiable reasons why many students accepted into English universities have no Universities and Colleges Admissions Service points. For example, very few overseas qualifications attract tariff points, so virtually all applicants from outside the UK will have no tariff score. I'm afraid the fix isn't easy, unless the taxpayer wants to pay more.

Ray Lashley, Senior planning officer, University of Essex

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

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

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

Daniel Mitchell illustration (29 June 2017)

Academics who think they can do the work of professional staff better than professional staff themselves are not showing the kind of respect they expect from others

celebrate, cheer, tef results

Emilie Murphy calls on those who challenged the teaching excellence framework methodology in the past to stop sharing their university ratings with pride

Sir Christopher Snowden, former Universities UK president, attacks ratings in wake of Southampton’s bronze award

Senior academics at Teesside University put at risk of redundancy as summer break gets under way

Tef, results, gold, silver, bronze, teaching excellence framework

The results of the 2017 teaching excellence framework in full. Find out which universities were awarded gold, silver or bronze