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    (Original post by AshleyT)
    Yeah but if you're parents didnt go to uni it generally means you'd have had a different or perhaps harder route to uni then people whom did.
    What i mean by this is those who's parents went to uni are generally encouraged and university is deemed the normal thing to do.
    For people.
    So uni's look at that as a 'you worked harder to get where you are' and might prefer that in their students.
    I think that's just making assumptions though. My parents didn't go to uni, I don't feel like I had a 'different or harder route to uni' than people who's parents did go to uni. Furthermore, I was encouraged to go to university by my parents.

    When it comes to A Level (or equivalent exams), there's only so much parents can push/support you. If you want to do well, it's whether or not you as an individual have the right attitude to do well and succeed.
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    (Original post by Spinal)
    I think that's just making assumptions though. My parents didn't go to uni, I don't feel like I had a 'different or harder route to uni' than people who's parents did go to uni. Furthermore, I was encouraged to go to university by my parents.

    When it comes to A Level (or equivalent exams), there's only so much parents can push/support you. If you want to do well, it's whether or not you as an individual have the right attitude to do well and succeed.
    Thats very true.
    I think it depends on the area you come from though. I mean where i come from virtually no one goes to uni so i've had to work pretty hard compared to my friends whom parents virtually all went to uni and have mortgages and are quite well off. To them uni is a given and to me its earnt and not to be taken for granted.
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    ^^i think thats the point, people complaining about this being inequality, if considered by universities in applications

    should consider it more as a redress of the inequalities found between many of those whos parents went to university and so have the economic and educational capital to give their children more opportunities than most kids whos parents didnt go to university, and so are less likely to have the same cultural,educational and economic captial.
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