British Government Wants Universities to Be Inclusive

November 4, 2009

British government leaders have called on universities to be more inclusive in whom they admit, with less of a focus on grades or test scores in cases where applicants may have potential, The Guardian reported. Peter Mandelson, the business minister, who also has responsibility for universities, said: "What we are saying is that nobody should be disadvantaged or penalised on the basis of the families they come from, of school they attended and the way in which simple assessment based on A-level results might exclude them." While the government can't order changes in admissions policies, its pressure could be significant.

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