University CVs system ‘unfair to state pupils’

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THE university application system is unfair to state school students because privately educated pupils get more help making themselves stand out from the crowd in their personal statements, new research has warned.

State-educated students get less help with university applications, struggle to find experiences to write about and are more likely to make mistakes, according to the study done for the social mobility charity, the Sutton Trust.

It suggests that the current system favours private school pupils, who receive help to submit “carefully crafted” applications that contain details of top work placements and after-school activities.


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