Select Committee on Education and Employment Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Supplementary memorandum from the University of Durham (HE 82)

  I am writing further to confirm the information provided by Professor Sir Kenneth Calman during his evidence this morning about our admissions policy with regard to applicants who also apply to Oxford or Cambridge.

  For entry in October 2000, we have received 21,808 applications. Of these, 6,056 have also applied to Oxford or Cambridge or 27.8 per cent. We have made offers to 4,466 such students or 73.7 per cent. Of the 15,752 applications we have received from individuals who have not applied to Oxford or Cambridge, we have made 7,989 offers or 50.7 per cent. As you can tell from these figures there are no grounds for suggesting that the University discriminates against applicants who also apply to Oxford or Cambridge.

July 2000

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