Is the personal statement a fair way to assess university applicants?

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Abstract

According to the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, it is right that universities “look beyond headline A-level grades to what that individual’s potential might be.” Among the list of non-academic indicators cited by Mr Willetts is the UCAS personal statement. This report examines whether placing greater emphasis on the personal statement is an effective way to enhance fairness in the higher education admissions process.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Sutton Trust
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • UCAS
  • Personal Statement
  • Access
  • Higher Education

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