“We will only consider allowing off-quota places where it contributes to the coalition commitment to improve social mobility and increase fair access.
“There is no question of wealthy students being able to buy a place at university. Access to a university must be based on ability to learn not ability to pay.
“We have been discussing the idea of charitable donors and employers endowing additional places on a needs blind basis which will be subject for consultation in the higher education white paper”.
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