Call for new Oxbridge colleges for disadvantaged students 專家呼籲牛劍為擴招弱勢群體學生新建學院

Giving disadvantaged students a chance to go to Oxbridge. How do some experts want to make this possible?
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一項調查拓寬大學生入學渠道問題的報告稱,以學院制聞名的牛津大學及劍橋大學應新建一批學院,從而給生活條件貧困的青少年創造更多的入學名額。

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Young people from rich families are still much more likely to get top places at top universities, says this report from higher education experts. And they say one practical measure to widen access would be for two of the most prestigious universities, Oxford and Cambridge, to create more places.

一項出自高等教育專家的研究報告稱,家庭條件富裕的年輕人更有可能在一流大學的熱門課程的入學名單上位居前列。他們還說,要擴大招生範圍,一種切實可行的措施就是讓牛津和劍橋這兩所備負盛名的大學加設更多入學名額。

Whilst some other leading universities have expanded their intakes by 30, 40 or even 50 per cent in recent years, Oxford and Cambridge have kept their undergraduate numbers broadly the same.

近年來,儘管其它一些頂尖英國大學的招生人數增加了30%、40%甚至是50%,但牛津與劍橋的本科生人數基本保持不變。

The Higher Education Policy Institute says if Oxbridge colleges have no capacity to expand, that it may be time to build some entirely new colleges. But Oxford and Cambridge have both said there were no plans for any such expansion.

高等教育政策研究所稱,如果牛劍各學院沒有能力擴招,那麼也許是時候考慮建立一些全新的學院了。但對此,牛津大學和劍橋大學均表示沒有此類的擴張計劃。

1. 詞彙表

practical measure 切實可行的辦法

access(入學)機會、途徑

prestigious 享有盛譽的,有聲望的

intakes 入學名額,招生數量

broadly 大致,大體

capacity 能力

entirely new 全新的

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。

1. What do higher education experts want Oxford and Cambridge universities to do?

2. True or false? Oxford and Cambridge universities have reduced the number of undergraduate places.

3. Why do experts think some new colleges should be built?

4. When are Oxford and Cambridge planning to expand their colleges?

3. 答案

1. What do higher education experts want Oxford and Cambridge universities to do?
They want Oxford and Cambridge, to create more places to create more places for disadvantaged youngsters.

2. True or false? Oxford and Cambridge universities have reduced the number of undergraduate places.
False. Numbers of undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge have remained broadly the same.

3. Why do experts think some new colleges should be built?
Because Oxford and Cambridge do not have the capacity to expand.

4. When are Oxford and Cambridge planning to expand their colleges?
They are not. Oxford and Cambridge have both said there were no plans for any such expansion.

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