Social and political conservatives will always find a reason to repudiate any notions of widening university access to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will hold on grimly to the assertion that increasing admissions from deprived areas will make it more difficult for middle-class children to reach the places that were previously reserved for them from before they were born.
What they really mean is that the privileges affluent children have enjoyed for centuries may be put at risk by giving privileges to poorer children.
These figures show that the gap between the numbers of rich and poor students in Scotland attending university has widened once more.
Students at St Andrews honour the academic family
News by theguardian - 29th January 2017