Women 35% more likely to go to university than men, the widest gap so far, according to annual UCAS entry figures. The admissions service has highlighted the big differences in the characteristics of who gets places.
The most likely are:
those living in London
those from more affluent families
those in non-white ethnic groups
UCAS chief, Mary Curnock Cook, said poor white males should now be the focus of “outreach efforts”. While for women the focus needs be on what happens further into their careers.
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