Oxbridge ‘failing to address diversity’, David Lammy says

Oxford and Cambridge have been accused of failing to engage in serious debate over their lack of diversity by the former education minister David Lammy, with data obtained by freedom of information requests that showed that as many as 16 Oxbridge colleges failed to offer any places to black British applicants in 2015, the most recent figures under the FOI request..

The FOI data also showed that eight local authorities – Sandwell, Halton, Knowsley, and Rochdale in England, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil and Neath in Wales – gained a combined total of eight offers from Cambridge between 2010 and 2015. In comparison, students from the largest eight local authorities – including Kent, Surrey and Essex – received more than 4,800 offers during the same six-year span.

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