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Gill Wyness: UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities, University College London

No 7, CEPEO Briefing Note Series from Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities, UCL Institute of Education

Abstract: As a result of Covid-19, the UK 2020 is a highly unusual year for UK higher education, and in particular, university admissions. The cancellation of A level exams has thrust the issue of predicted grades once more into the spotlight. Concerns about falling student numbers, particularly among international students, led to aggressive recruitment policies by universities, culminating in government intervention in the form of restricting "conditional unconditional" offer making, and the return of controversial student numbers caps. This briefing note summarises the research evidence on these policies, and their potential impact on social mobility.

Keywords: higher education; widening participation; university access; predicted grades; number controls (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 I24 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 3 pages
Date: 2020-08, Revised 2020-08
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