Fair Admissions Review – we want to hear from you


Universities UK has launched a review of fair admissions to higher education and we are seeking your views to inform the review’s conclusions in 2020.

The review has been set up to identify the main challenges linked to undergraduate admissions and offer-making practices, review the 2004 Schwartz principles on fair admissions, and propose ways to ensure that admissions work in the best interests of applicants.

We would like to hear from all relevant and interested stakeholders – including higher education providers, schools, colleges, current students, recent graduates, parents, employers, representative groups and other bodies.

All responses will remain confidential. UUK will not attribute any views or evidence to you as an individual or the organisation you represent.

Please use the following links to the call for evidence that corresponds to your role; and use the PDF version of each survey to help shape your response:

You may also find the glossary helpful when reading through the survey.

If you are from any other interested group, we are keen to hear your views about the strengths in current admissions practice and where there might be room for improvement. For further information, please email: daniel.wake@universitiesuk.ac.uk

We will be organising a series of roadshow events to discuss the evidence gathered as part of the review – if you would like to be kept informed about the scheduling of these events please email: daniel.wake@universitiesuk.ac.uk

We are also commissioning polling to determine the views of students and recent graduates on the key issues and challenges linked to higher education admissions and recruitment, and hope to publish the results in due course.

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