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The makeup of Oxford students.

The makeup of Oxford students.

A group of Oxford University students has placed an advert in a national newspaper, urging potential undergraduates from all backgrounds to consider applying to the institution.

The advert from the Oxford Student Voice says the university must become a "fairer and more equal community".

The university has faced criticism for not admitting enough black students, as well as those from lower social groups.

Oxford said the publication added to the debate on student admissions.

The advert, in the Guardian newspaper, says: "We are a movement of over a thousand Oxford University students who come from extraordinarily diverse backgrounds, and who are committed to working both with the university and potential applicants to it to achieve our aims.

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