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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 1999): Education - UK - Higher

MIDDLE-CLASS STUDENTS FALLING

J. Judd

Independent, July 21st 1999, p.5

According to an analysis of 330,000 University applications by UCAS, there is a small rise in the numbers of applications from some low-income groups. At the same time, applications from the four higher-income groups are down slightly.

OPEN LETTERS TO TESSA BLACKSTONE

D. Cox and A. H. Halsey

Guardian, July 16th 1999, p. 22

Argues that the growth of bureaucratic pressure is undermining the quality of both teaching and research in UK universities. To remedy this situation, suggests cancellation of the proposed research assessment exercise (RAE) and abolition of the teaching assessment apparatus of the Higher Education Funding Councils.

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