Tuesday 30 July 2019 / 12:01 AM Education

Rise in university unconditional offers – Gordon Marsden responds

Gordon Marsden MP, Labour’s Shadow Higher Education Minister, responding to a report revealing the increase in the number of unconditional offers, said:

“It is deeply concerning that the number of unconditional offers continues to rise, with seemingly no regard for the potentially negative effect they have on students.

“Far too often, our university admissions system fails to meet the needs of students. Universities are incentivised to make widespread use of unconditional offers, while students are applying before they have meaningful information about their options.

“Radical reform of our admissions system is needed to ensure wider access to higher education, support for disadvantaged young people, and that the needs of students are put first.”


Note to editors

The content of the report ‘Unconditional offers – an update for 2019’ is under embargo until 00:01 Tuesday 30 July 2019. The report is subject to final, minor amends prior to publication by UCAS on Thursday.