Uni hails summer school impact

Uni hails summer school impact

First published in Education News

More than one in five prospective Oxford University students have been offered places for next year, new figures show.

In all, 17,243 people applied to the top university and 3,536 have been made offers.

Figures also show that a higher proportion of young people who attended summer schools last year — aimed at attracting students from under-represented backgrounds — were given offers, with four out of every 10 applicants who went to a UNIQ summer school in 2011 offered a place.

Vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton said: “We are passionately committed to attracting talented students whatever their circumstances.

“The summer schools are a central pillar of our access strategy and we are delighted to see how effective they are.”

According to the university, for the 2011/2012 academic year, of the 7,219 state school applicants, 1,640, about 22.7 per cent, received offers.

Of independent school candidates, 1,191 of the 4,216 applications were successful – about 28.2 per cent.

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9:01pm Thu 5 Apr 12

ox-cabby says...

Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh'

whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent.
Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh' whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent. ox-cabby
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9:01pm Thu 5 Apr 12

ox-cabby says...

Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh'

whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent.
Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh' whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent. ox-cabby
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2:34am Sat 7 Apr 12

L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG says...

ox-cabby wrote:
Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh'

whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent.
To be honest it wouldn't be Oxford if they let all and sundry in. Either you want a world class University, or you want a load of council estate thugs brining it down to The Poly standard. Think about it, no more well heeled students for you going home to North Oxford, just a load of trouble from non refined types. Whether you like it or not, Oxford IS Oxford because of this discrimination against the lower classes, and that makes it a safe City Centre.
[quote][p][bold]ox-cabby[/bold] wrote: Still a long way to go OU. We can see it and hear it. All the students seem to be southerners from rich backgrounds with the common accent they speak in, known to you and me as 'posh' whatever happens to all the prospective students from up north that i drop off for interviews. Can't remember the last time i heard a OU Student speak in a northern accent.[/p][/quote]To be honest it wouldn't be Oxford if they let all and sundry in. Either you want a world class University, or you want a load of council estate thugs brining it down to The Poly standard. Think about it, no more well heeled students for you going home to North Oxford, just a load of trouble from non refined types. Whether you like it or not, Oxford IS Oxford because of this discrimination against the lower classes, and that makes it a safe City Centre. L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG
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