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Most Disadvantaged Teenagers Less Likely to go to University than Ever Before
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Most Disadvantaged Teenagers Less Likely to go to University than Ever Before

Recent reports regarding access to higher education suggests that those from disadvantaged areas in the UK are less likely to attend university. Louise Jones finds out more... Teenagers from the most disadvantaged areas of the UK are four times less likely to apply for university than those from more well off backgrounds, official figures have revealed. Statistics suggest a young person’s chances of applying for an undergraduate course depend heavily on where they live, with the number of those planning to go on to higher education falling in some areas of the country. The analysis follows concerns raised over a lack of social mobility within education, with the gap between rich and poor students being granted university places reaching record highs last year. With recent media at...
‘It’s Our NHS’ – National Demonstration in London Attracting Students Across the Country
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‘It’s Our NHS’ – National Demonstration in London Attracting Students Across the Country

On Saturday 4 March 2017 people across the country are planning to congregate in Tavistock Square, London to march to Parliament, protesting about the conditions and funding of the NHS. The Demonstration has been called upon by ‘Health Campaigns Together’, often referred to as the HCT, a national network of more than 30 organisations and unions supporting the NHS. They work together in defence of the National Health Service in Britain, defending the public service offered, and ‘fighting’ against the cuts, closures and privatisation of the service. This event is attracting the attention of students, and those who believe the safety of our non-for-profit healthcare system in Britain is threatened by the current political climate. The NHS has been the sole publically funded healthcare s...