Les Ebdon

Number Of Students Applying To University Increase

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands more students have applied to university compared to last year, which saw figures drop dramatically due to the tuition fee hike, UCAS has re...

Top Universities Admitting Fewer Poor Students

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Top universities are becoming more exclusive, with fewer poor students admitted than a decade ago, Government advisers have warned. In a new report...

Are Ethnic Minority Students Being 'Forced Into Medicine And Law'?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ethnic minority students are being "forced into medicine and law", according to the government's fair access tsar - but how true is his claim? Acco...

'30,000 Students Put Off University Due To Tuition Fee Hike'

PA | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Up to 30,000 fewer students may have started university courses this year following the tuition fee hike, the government's fair access tsar has sugges...

Savile Stripped Of Honorary Degree

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his honorary doctorate which he was given by universities' admissions "tsar" Les Ebdon following numerous sexual ass...

'A Cruel Experiment Which Could Ruin Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The man responsible for admitting students to Cambridge has claimed allowing poorer students with lower grades into the university would be a "cruel e...

Lucy Sherriff

Is 'Fast-Tracking' Poor Students To University Fair?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities are increasingly relying on fact-checking students' backgrounds in an effort to boost recruitment of bright students from disadvantaged h...

Universities Still Favour Private Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities are allocating fewer places to state school pupils, despite a government drive to improve social mobility, figures reveal. Mor...

Lucy Sherriff

Gove: 'We Are Marching Towards Gunfire'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The department for education is "marching towards the sound of gunfire", Michael Gove told a room of MPs, journalists and public figures on Tuesday, b...

Cable On The Defensive In Commons Over Ebdon Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Vince Cable's decision to appoint Les Ebdon as the chair of the Office for Fair Acess (OFFA) has come under fire from Tory MPs in the Commons, after t...

Vince Cable Overrules MPs To Appoint Favoured University Tsar

Pa/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Vince Cable has appointed professor Les Ebdon as the next director of fair access to higher education, overruling the wishes of the Commons committee ...

Bitter Row Over University Tsar Rages On

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Conservative MPs warned David Cameron on Monday that the government's new university access tsar will lead admissions in the "wrong direction" and be ...

Cameron Powerless To Block Ebdon's Accession

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has admitted he does not possess the power to block the appointment of Les Ebdon as the new university access tsar, despite a snub by se...

Cable Suffers Tory Snub Over University Tsar

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Conservative MPs have snubbed Liberal Democrat Vince Cable's choice for the new university access regulator. The Commons business, innovation and s...