University has never been route to success for all - reader letter

It is interesting to read yet again that there is emphasis being placed on the wealth of students who go to university compared to those from less well-off families.

Monday, 25th October 2021, 4:45 pm

In my view, this is a distraction. Students who attend university are generally the brightest and this does not depend on the wealth or otherwise of their parents.

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Looking around at present, many young people are seeing their university-educated peers looking for a job that they have been led to believe a degree owes them, while the more perceptive see apprenticeships or entrepreneurial activities bring greater reward.

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Leeds is home to four universities, including the University of Leeds.

University attendance is not, and never has been, the route to success for all.

Hilary Andrews, Leeds

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