UNSW To Admit 1000 Kids From 'Disadvantaged' Schools - Regardless Of ATAR

Increase diversity


1 April 2019

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The University of New South Wales has announced plans to offer spots to top students from disadvantaged schools - regardless of their ATAR score.

The most comes as part of a push to have increased socio-economic diversity in the university cohorts, with 1000 spots up for grabs.

UNSW research shows that some students from disadvantaged schools were achieving ATARs significantly lower than the cut-off - and then performed just as well as other students in the university coursework.

"We don't want to be a university for the privileged few," vice-chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs told SMH.

"We want to be a university where anyone of talent can get the full benefits that the University of NSW can provide."

 

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