UCAS End of Cycle Report 2019 - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:52 pm on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blackstone Independent Labour 12:52 pm, 8th September 2020

My Lords, while it is true that the gap in HE entry rates between the most advantaged and the most disadvantaged has narrowed, nevertheless the UCAS report for 2019 shows that the entry rate for students from the most disadvantaged areas is 21%, whereas it is 47% for the most advantaged students. Moreover, the gap is much higher in universities with higher entry tariffs. What do the Government propose to do about this, given their recently stated commitment to levelling up?