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Emilie Sundorph, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for the Times Higher Education titled ‘Widening participation: LSE bucks trend as ‘elite’ universities struggle’. This is following the publication of a Reform report earlier this week which assesses university spending on widening participation. The article argues that despite universities putting more money into improving access, the top universities are still struggling to diversify their intakes.
“While universities benefit from autonomy, and should continue to do so, they also have a responsibility to show fee-paying students, and the taxpayers subsidising loans, that funding is being spent to the best effect. Holding institutions to account for making real contributions to social mobility may be a better place to focus than how much their top executives are worth”.
You can read the full article here.