A frightening figure

December 11, 1998

Most of a spread in the Your Students supplement (THES, December 4) was devoted to trivial interests such as The Simpsons, while hidden away was the shocking statistic that participation in HE by those from unskilled families is only 2 per cent - up less than 1 per cent in 15 years.

Jane Chamberlain Lecturer, Kingston University

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