A TEENAGER has won a place at a third-rate university with lower grades than any previous member of his family.
Despite recent concerns about low-grade students being excluded from higher education, Tom Logan got into Swindon Metropolitan University with just two deeply unimpressive Es.
He said: “It’s important to show that university isn’t just for posh kids with wealthy parents, it’s for ordinary people with shit A-levels like me.
“Technically I’m not the first of my family to have gone to university – my mum, dad, two sisters and quite a lot of other relatives did – but I’m the first to have done it with almost no aptitude for learning.
“I feel like I’m really breaking down boundaries. I hope other people read this and say, ‘Yes, I can study Textile Management and Child Psychology at a former poly too.’
“It can be a daunting experience to suddenly find yourself surrounded by privileged kids with Cs and Ds, but at the end of the day we’re all here to get stoned.”
Logan’s tutor Donna Sheridan said: “I can easily see Tom going on to great things, like working in an office.”