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Clear, comprehensive and well implemented admissions policies are fundamental to fair admissions to higher education.
Co-ordinating engagement between higher education and a potential student will influence recruitment, transition and retention.
A community dedicated to sharing good practice amongst higher education admissions staff in further education colleges.
How to put an applicant’s prior attainment and potential to succeed within the context in which that attainment was obtained.
Engaging with qualification reforms and assessing the suitability of different learning will lead to clear entry requirements and accurate offer-making.
Higher education providers must not discriminate and have a duty to minimise barriers for applicants across all protected equality characteristics.
The five principles of fair admissions underpin all of SPA’s work with those responsible for the selection and admission of students.
Recruitment and admissions staff need to ensure they comply with all relevant legislation, including consumer protection and competition.
Planning admissions processes and structures, with a clear review method, will allow more effective predictions and response to developments.