Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

QUB sets state school standard

Queen's University Belfast is one of only six universities in the UK’s elite Russell Group to exceed their state school recruitment quotas.

Almost a third of the UK's universities, however, are still admitting fewer pupils from state schools than expected, new figures suggest.

The institutions, which include 14 of the 20 Russell Group universities, are not meeting centrally set “benchmarks” for recruiting state school teenagers, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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