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Interesting story on the BBC today:

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Cambridge University now has fewer privately educated students than universities such as Bristol, Durham and St Andrews, entry figures reveal.

Cambridge has only the ninth most privately educated intake, the Higher Education Statistics Agency figures show.

Among mainstream universities, Oxford has the fewest state school pupils. The figures show the overall proportion of state school pupils entering UK universities has reached a record high.
Full story here

So, more state students that ever before getting into university. How much do you think it matters? Should universities have a responsibility to limit the number of privately educated students they admit?

Oh - and the top 10 unis with the lowest proportion of state-educated students...
  1. Royal Academy of Music 48.5%
  2. Royal Agricultural University 49.1%
  3. Courtauld Institute of Art 55.3%
  4. Oxford 55.7%
  5. St Andrews 56.7%
  6. Royal College of Music 56.9%
  7. Durham 60.5%
  8. Bristol 61.4%
  9. Cambridge 61.9%
  10. Imperial 65.5%
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I found it depressing that some major arts institutions are still regularly appearing in these lists. Nothing seems to change.
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(Original post by shooks)
Interesting story on the BBC today:



Full story here

So, more state students that ever before getting into university. How much do you think it matters? Should universities have a responsibility to limit the number of privately educated students they admit?

Oh - and the top 10 unis with the lowest proportion of state-educated students...
  1. Royal Academy of Music 48.5%
  2. Royal Agricultural University 49.1%
  3. Courtauld Institute of Art 55.3%
  4. Oxford 55.7%
  5. St Andrews 56.7%
  6. Royal College of Music 56.9%
  7. Durham 60.5%
  8. Bristol 61.4%
  9. Cambridge 61.9%
  10. Imperial 65.5%
Honestly, not surprised at all
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Why would a privately educated guy study agriculture lol
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(Original post by Reality Check)
I found it depressing that some major arts institutions are still regularly appearing in these lists. Nothing seems to change.
Agreed...
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Why would a privately educated guy study agriculture lol
Because daddy owns a mahoosive estate.
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Because daddy owns a mahoosive estate.
Couldn't they hire people though, if they got bare ps
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Just because they have a relatively high intake of private schoolers, does not constitute as to how posh they are ffs...
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Just because they have a relatively high intake of private schoolers, does not constitute as to how posh they are ffs...
Nah it kind of does
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(Original post by Reality Check)
I found it depressing that some major arts institutions are still regularly appearing in these lists. Nothing seems to change.
Yes, the thread is old news. Where is Goldsmiths though? They are posh. :teehee:
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So, more state students that ever before getting into university. How much do you think it matters? Should universities have a responsibility to limit the number of privately educated students they admit?
No. I think the current system is better where you better appreciate high grades from poor schools.

E.g. You have two students with the same academic profile. One is privately educated and one is state. So you pick the latter.
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(Original post by jamestg)
Just because they have a relatively high intake of private schoolers, does not constitute as to how posh they are ffs...
Read any TSR thread and you will soon realise how wrong you are. There is a perfect 1:1 relationship between private/public school and intrinsic poshness. Says the folks wot hangs around these parts. Don't ya know.
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(Original post by jamestg)
Just because they have a relatively high intake of private schoolers, does not constitute as to how posh they are ffs...
Well.... it is a pretty good proxy tho.

TSR had a chat about this already. Actually TSR often has a chat about this but this one was quite interesting:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4337084
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At one point I remember York Uni had the largest percentage of students who would identify as a 'Rah' - something to do with dressing like a middle-class posh boy. Considering York Uni is made of concrete lego blocks, these posh students would really make a starking contrast walking through it. York university is just terrible.
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Bristol is quite posh I have to say.
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Why does it matter, like, at all?:')
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Nah it kind of does
Those unis aren't 'posh' because loads of private schoolers go there. Those unis are 'posh' because they have established and exceptional reputations, are quite/very old and (most) have surroundings and buildings steeped with history.

Those characteristics attract private schoolers...
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Why does it matter, like, at all?:'
"How integrated are we by social grade?
"The average person living in Britain has 14 per cent fewer interactions with people of different social grades than would be expected if there was no social segregation. Some social grades are more segregated than others. Overall, social grades A and B are the least integrated, with 19 per cent fewer social interactions with those of other social grades than if there was no social segregation, closely followed by social grade D, with 17 per cent fewer"
"This limited level of social integration of social group A suggests that there may be significant gaps within their networks. This may hinder the ability of employers to access a wide talent pool and may also limit access to jobs for people from lower social grades. This also raises significant questions about how social integration may affect access to work in a nation where around 40 per cent of jobs are found through personal contacts, and whether the solidarity required to support the welfare state can be maintained."
http://socialintegrationcommission.o...Report_WEB.pdf

ie posh people are least likely to mix with people who aren't also posh. Isolation and echo chamber social interactions are bad for individuals and society. If universities are perpetuating this social isolation then they aren't fulfilling their purposes to improve society and the students they recruit.
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(Original post by jamestg)
Those unis aren't 'posh' because loads of private schoolers go there. Those unis are 'posh' because they have established and exceptional reputations, are quite/very old and (most) have surroundings and buildings steeped with history.

Those characteristics attract private schoolers...
I bound to wonder what Bristol Polytechnic ever had.
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(Original post by Voi)
At one point I remember York Uni had the largest percentage of students who would identify as a 'Rah' - something to do with dressing like a middle-class posh boy. Considering York Uni is made of concrete lego blocks, these posh students would really make a starking contrast walking through it. York university is just terrible.
You do know "pretty" universities have (many) "ugly" buildings too?
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3846033
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