Scottish Funding Council report: fall in university students from poorest areas

Fewer students from the most deprived parts of Scotland are entering university, according to the latest Scottish Funding Council report on widening access. The figures show 13.8 per cent of entrants from the poorest 20 per cent of areas in Scotland started full-time degrees. Although this is only a small decrease from 14 per cent in the previous year, universities have been told by the Scottish Government to accelerate widening access to meet its targets. The target set by the Commission for Widening Access is for students from the poorest backgrounds to make up 20 per cent of entrants by 2030. Read More.