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Number of poor students 'socially unacceptable'

Wealthy students are seven times more likely than poorer students to go to the most selective universities, despite millions of pounds being spent to encourage wider participation, a new report has found.

Sir Martin Harris, director of the Office for Fair Access which conducted the report, explains why disadvantaged students are less likely to study at the top universities.

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