UK University Reputation Rankings May Shift

December 21, 2006

Britain's Higher Education Policy Institute believes that a growing tendency for young people to pursue PSE close to home may be contributing to a breakdown in the traditional "hierarchy of esteem," in which students applied to the most prestigious universities their grades would allow. It suggests that one way to ensure the pattern gets broken would be to deny freedom of choice to students, and enforce catchment areas as in other countries. BBC