"Don’t limit yourself because you don’t always feel like everyone around you is like you."
"I’m looking forward to becoming part of such an energetic and innovative community."
But government says a host of Oxbridge offers at academy schools shows the system is working.
If we think that the people who occupy positions of power should accurately reflect the population at large, then making Oxbridge more representative is a start.
It will only be when all institutions recognise that students without family support exist, that estrangement will be seen as a legitimate issue
The focus needs to shift from high-achieving students in their final years of education, to primary school pupils in underrepresented areas
Sutton Trust study reveals the dominance of eight top schools and colleges.
I remember my careers teacher telling me that I should consider social work - as that was what a lot of black women went into. But I think, the pièce de résistance has to go to my history teacher who predicted me a 'C' at GSCE level. She told my mum and dad at another parent's evening that she did not place much hope in me on this particular subject. She also threw in that most black people ended up working as cleaners.
UK's top professions still dominated by private school and Oxbridge grads.
Thousands of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out on top jobs, a parliamentary inquiry into