Your name’s not Singh, you’re not coming in

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

New guidelines are being drawn up by the British government to force universities to take more students from ethnic and underpriveleged backgrounds.

The new guidelines – which will only apply in England of course – will mean that universities will have to take into account ethnicity, whether the applicants parents went to university and whether they have been in a council care home instead of considering the application on merit.  This means that applicants who are Grade A students, white, English and not from a broken home could miss out on a university place so the university can fulfill its “diversity” quota with a student who isn’t suited to university education but is black or asian and from a broken home.

Positive discrimination isn’t.


  1. Keith Simmonds (6 comments) says:

    No, don’t tell me, let me guess…..This won’t apply to Scotland, right?

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Would it suprise you to find that it doesn’t apply to Scotland? I’m guessing the answer’s no. 🙂

    You’re right, education is devolved and admissions policy is a matter for the Scottish Executive.

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