Friday 5 April 2019 / 12:01 AM Gordon Marsden / University

Higher Education admissions review announced – Gordon Marsden responds

Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Higher Education Minister, responding to Government’s announcement of a review of Higher Education Admissions, said:


“The rise of unconditional offers is a direct result of the Tories’ marketised approach to Higher Education, which has piled pressure on institutions to recruit students.

“This situation is now worsening: future Higher Education income is threatened, and there is a feeding frenzy of competition for students now.

“The rise in unconditional offers is harming disadvantaged students, who are most likely to have lower predicted grades.

“Any review of current admissions processes must be robust, independent and wide-ranging. It must focus not just on unconditional offers but also the case for post-qualification admissions and the lack of progress on improving access and widening participation in our higher education sector.”