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Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

Dr. Mouse Silver badge

I'll be honest, I'm a lazy b*****d, and the amount of work involved in applying to Oxford or Cambridge put me off.

However, you cannot deny the following.

* The application process is intense.

* It is also quite different to applying to any other UK university.

* You are more likely to have teachers who graduated Oxbridge in a private school than a state school.

* Those who have graduated Oxbridge are more likely to understand the application process, and will be more helpful to those applying.

This does, intrinsically, give those who had a private education a greater chance of gaining entry to Oxbridge.

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