Trial of anonymised university admissions

Exeter, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Winchester will pilot a system this year where the names of applicants are not seen during admissions.

The aim is to stop “potential bias” about students’ race and identity.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson said he backed attempts to “stamp out inequality” in higher education.

The pilot project aims to see if masking the names of applicants will remove any “unconscious bias”.

This is interesting, but UK university admissions in so many places is just matter of A-level scores that I’m dubious how much difference this will make.