FactCheck: Oxford was more likely to offer a place to the best black candidates last year – but its race problem is more complicated than that
A black applicant to Oxford has a better chance of getting an offer than the average student applying for the same course with the same predicted grades.
Cambridge student: ‘It’s 2017, a black woman can rightfully occupy a space at an elite university’
Courtney Boateng was one of just 38 black British students accepted to Cambridge in 2015. She talks about the trolling she experienced after posting a YouTube video encouraging others like her to apply to Oxbridge.
FactCheck: Are universities more elitist than in Cameron’s Oxford days?
The claim “If you look at Oxford and Cambridge – the percentage of pupils from state schools going to those universities has actually gone down over the last 20 years…Only one black person went to Oxford last year. I think that’s disgraceful.” David Cameron MP, April 11, 2011
How many go from free school meals to Oxbridge?
Does Michael Gove MP’s claim that only 45 boys and girls eligible for free school meals got into Oxbridge stand up?