University faces access 'challenge'

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St Andrews
St Andrews

A university has called for widespread effort to boost attainment levels among applicants from poorer backgrounds as it warned of the "considerable challenges" in broadening access.

The University of St Andrews - which has Scotland's toughest entry requirements - has been criticised for admitting just 14 students from the 20 most deprived Scottish areas in 2011, compared to an overall total of 482 Scottish student