Leading article: Reform at last

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The Independent Online

Finally, university apathy - or opposition - to reform of the admissions system appears to be crumbling.

Finally, university apathy - or opposition - to reform of the admissions system appears to be crumbling. One or two prominent vice-chancellors, including Eric Thomas, of Bristol University, have shown some leadership and said they would be prepared to move the start of the autumn term on a week to enable admissions tutors to select students after A-level results rather than before. Now, with any luck, a bandwagon will start to roll. Instead of being the laughing stock of the world we will be able to put in place a sensible admissions system that matches students to places according to results they have received.

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