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Most advantaged tighten grip on University places.

Most advantaged tighten grip on University places.

The most advantaged teens have tightened their grip on university places, pulling further ahead of the least advantaged, Ucas data shows.

Although more poorer students won places at university this year, wealthy students increased at a higher rate.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson said he was reforming the sector to encourage equality of opportunity.

The data also shows the number of unconditional offers made to students  jumped 40% last year to 51,615.

These are offers made to students on the basis of their predicted grades rather than their actual results.

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