Kate Green – 2020 Comments on the University Admissions System

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 13 November 2020.

The Government appears to be finally ready to listen to Labour’s repeated calls to reform the university admissions system.

University admissions must be transparent, fair, and widen access to higher education. The current system simply fails to do this and must be overhauled.

This consultation announcement is a welcome start, but the Government must also look at the wider factors universities should consider when making offers to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure the system is genuinely fair to all.