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Universities: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet with relevant stakeholders to discuss the implementation of a system of post-qualification admissions to UK universities.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Universities are independent, autonomous bodies. As such, they are responsible for their own admissions decisions.

The Office for Students is conducting a review of the admissions system and have committed to keeping Ministers and officials regularly informed of the emerging views and any recommendations from this work. The review is due to report later this year.

The Government has endorsed the proposal to use the review to consider the pros and cons of potential models of Post Qualification Application.

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