Durham’s intake of working class students is third worst in UK

Only Oxford and Cambridge beat us

Durham has been ranked the third worst university in the country for the intake of students from working class backgrounds.

Assessments performed by HESA on the student population at each university found that only 14.2 per-cent of Durham students are from a working class background.

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With students from private schools making up nearly 50 per-cent of Hatfield’s population and 39 per-cent of Collingwood and Hild Bede, Durham continues to make pitiful progress in its intake of disadvantaged students.

This announcement comes as no surprise after Durham was one of the first universities early this year to announce that its tuition fees will exceed £9000 for 2017/18 entry.