Oxford and the BBC

The BBC news site this morning features an article asking if Oxford’s application process has become more transparent. It comes as Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, is moving on after eight years in the hot seat. The article focuses on the Outreach work conducted by the University, and even goes so far as to claim that, “Admissions to the University of Oxford have become a symbol of social mobility.” I am not sure everyone would be so bold. You can read the full article here.

This is not the place to add fuel to the long running debate (but I note the BBC could not refuse the opportunity to re-post photos of poor old Laura Spence). However the headline and copy editor might want to go back to University. “Does university“?

BBC Oxford

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