New code aims to end pressure on prospective students

A new code of practice for universities in the United Kingdom will aim to stop the practice of making “conditional unconditional” offers for good to avoid students making choices that are not “in their best interests”, writes Catherine Lough for the Evening Standard.

Following an 18-month review that began in June 2019, Universities UK published its code of practice on fair admissions on Monday 7 March, setting out how processes must “support student choice” and avoid creating “unnecessary pressure” on applicants.

It advises that universities should not make “conditional unconditional” offers to students, or offers with significantly lower grade requirements based on applicants making their institution a firm choice.
Full report on the Evening Standard site