Universities slammed for not recruiting poorer studentsThe Herald.
A report by the Scottish Funding Council found 13.8% of those starting full-time degrees in 2016-17 were from the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods – down from 14% the previous year.
The Scottish government has set a target to increase the figure to at least 16% by 2021 with the ultimate goal of achieving 20% by 2030. Shirley-Anne Somerville, the higher education minister, said: “These figures are a stark reminder of why this government was right to take the action we did on widening access.”
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