From next year, the university will consider every applicant's family background as well as their exam results before offering to accept them on a course.The University says that state-educated students are already achieving better results than those educated in the private sector. This new proposal is not needed and is wrong in principle. The value of an Edinburgh degree will be undermined in the marketplace. The Edinburgh authorities should be leading the call for the privatisation of the university. That's the only way to ensure quality.
Wednesday, 19 February 2003
Farewell Edinburgh "University"
The forces of darkness march on: