Lib Dems call for the universities in the Liverpool City Region to honour all the places it offered to UK students, irrespective of the algorithm-based results.

Lib Dems nationally and locally are claiming that with 42% of A-Level grades predicted ending up lower when the results were announced last week it is clear that something has gone wrong.

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Candidate Andy Corkhill today called on Vice-Principals at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and Edge Hill University, to honour the places that were offered to students.

“Apart from being anything but fair, this way of giving grades is yet another example of the Conservatives taking all the humanity out of a very human thing”.

“Across the region there are horror stories regarding lost places at universities, across the academic spectrum. This algorithm has robbed many students of the chance to study for their dream job, better themselves and experience university.”

“It is clear that this unique year will have to be dealt with in a unique way, and if that means taking in more students than usual then that is the adaption the university will have to make”
Liverpool's Lib Dem Leader Cllr Richard Kemp added, "with everyone anticipating that the number of foreign students in the City will be reduced because of Brexit and the Coronavirus there should be plenty of room to take everyone based either on an assessed grade of the algorithm grade. We cannot allow the class of 2020 to be a lost year for hundreds of thousands of young people"

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