Ucas orders inquiry into ‘racial profiling’ of UK students

University applications made by black students more likely to be investigated for fraud

The university admissions clearing house Ucas has ordered an investigation after discovering that its process for investigating fraud was far more likely to demand proof of claims from black applicants than white ones. Figures obtained by a freedom of information request found that last year, one in every 100 black British applicants were subject to additional queries by Ucas staff, compared with just one in more than 2,000 white British applicants.

The data, published by the Independent, showed that 419 black British applicants were asked to supply documents or further proof to support their applications, compared with 181 white British applicants – despite the total number of white applicants being 340,000 higher.

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