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Ucas orders inquiry into ‘racial profiling’ of UK students

University applications made by black students more likely to be investigated for fraud

The university admissions clearing home Ucas has ordered investigation into the cases after discovering that its process for investigating fraud was far more likely to demand proof of claims from black applicants than white-hot ones. Figures obtained as a result of a freedom of information request found that last year, one in every 100 black British applicants were subject to additional inquiries by Ucas staff, compared with simply one in more than 2,000 lily-white British applicants.

The data, published by the Independent, showed that 419 black British applicants were asked to supply records or further proof to support their applications, compared against 181 white British applicants- despite the overall number of white-hot applicants being 340,000 higher.

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Read more: theguardian.com

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