But not surprising. Sadly, there is far from enough support for people from poorer backgrounds before they apply to university. Many able students from poor backgrounds with great potential for university and top jobs will make wrong decisions at gcse or even before which block their chances because there isn't the support there. Others aren't supported enough in making the right choice. Bout which course or uni to apply to, firer blocking their chances.
I guess things also fall down when at uni about making sure people have the right info about options for after university.
So I'm not sure policy is wrong to look at people pre-uni. It's just not substantial enough to support everyone who needs it in the right way and certainly not early enough in their education. I think this also suggests its wrong for that support to end when someone makes it to university. They need support right though until they get a decent job too.