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The Role of Ethnicity in Admissions to Russell Group Universities

Steven Jonespost by STEVEN JONES
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Here’s an excerpt from a UCAS personal statement written recently by an applicant to a Russell Group university:

There are various times where I have been a team member such as in hockey, this is where we have to understand our team member’s strengths and weaknesses to evaluate best positions, it makes us understand that one’s ability may be skilful but can always be tackled by two. We had to quickly judge aspects; we also understood how goals and motivation can go through team members, as high motivation can motivate another.

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