"The enhancements in the support provided by universities has helped to increase the entry rate for disadvantaged young people to record levels. All UK universities are working hard to widen participation and support disadvantaged students throughout their time at university.
"It is right to expect a continued focus on support for disadvantaged students to make further progress in closing the gap between different student groups. Universities are working to better identify what support has the most impact and ensure that interventions are built on a strong evidence-based approach to boost social mobility.
"Universities already engage with schools in a range of ways and universities will continue to extend this activity to raise attainment and help young people reach their full potential."