英格兰顶尖大学为贫困生提供更多入学名额

英格兰顶尖大学为贫困生提供更多入学名额

UK top universities to give more places to disadvantaged
英格兰顶尖大学为贫困生提供更多入学名额

At present at Oxford, there are 15 students from better-off areas getting places for every one student from a disadvantaged background. At Cambridge, the ratio is 14-to-one. The Office for Students says this gap will have to be cut in half over the next five years, and is calling for more places for students from the north of England, the Midlands and deprived coastal towns.

目前在牛津大学,来自富裕地区的学生和来自贫困家庭的学生比是15比1。在剑桥大学,这个比例是14比1。“学生办公室”(Office for Students,英国高等教育监管机构)表示,在未来五年内,这一差距必须缩小一半,并呼吁为来自英格兰北部、中部地区和贫困沿海城镇的学生提供更多的名额。

The targets have been backed by the Universities Minister, Chris Skidmore. But as Oxford and Cambridge are not planning to increase the overall student numbers, it's likely to mean a reduction in places for middle-class and London students.

这些目标得到了大学部长克里斯·斯基德莫尔的支持。但由于牛津和剑桥不打算增加学生总数,这可能意味着来自中产阶级家庭和来自伦敦的学生入学名额将减少。

Private school leaders have warned universities not to discriminate against their pupils, claiming it would be unfair to rob some students of a future, to award it to others.

私立学校的领导者已经警告大学不要歧视他们的学生,声称剥夺一些学生的未来,再将其未来授予其他人是不公平的。

词汇
better-off
境况较好的,富裕的
disadvantaged
处于劣势的
deprived
贫寒的
backed
受到支持
middle class
中产的
discriminate
歧视
rob
剥夺,使失去
award
把……授予