Revealed: These are the worst unis in the country for social inclusion

I’m going to pretend to be shocked at the top three

Britain’s top unis are still tough places to be if you’re not from a certain background, and a new uni ranking has revealed just how far the country’s elite institutions have to go on social inclusion.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 has ranked unis on three different measures: how many students are from a non-selective state school, how many ethnic minority students are at the uni, and how many students are the first in their family to go to uni.

Cambridge tops the list, along with the perhaps not-so-shocking stat that just 43 per cent of Cambridge students went to a non-selective state school.

Durham – where students recently joked about “sleeping with the poorest girl” – is the second least socially inclusive uni in the country, coming ahead of Oxford

The stats also reveal that six unis – LSE, UCL, Imperial, Oxford, Durham and Cambridge – take fewer than half their students from non-selective state schools.

At Exeter, 11.7 per cent of students are from an ethnic minority background.

Bristol students might be proud to be as high as fourth in a ranking, until they realise it’s because they’re all incredibly homogenous.

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