University rejected princess, says lecturer
PRINCESS EUGENIE was rejected from Newcastle University, before the admissions officer realised who she was, an academic has claimed.
Speaking to anti-monarchist campaign group Republic’s annual convention in the city, Dr Martin Farr, a senior history lecturer at Newcastle University, said: “A friend of mine who is Italian was the admissions officer for BA English literature and received one application for the undergraduate degree that was not good enough and so discarded it.
“Apparently the university was horrified that she had been rejected before she was offered a place with us for another degree,” the Daily Mail reported.
A spokesman for Newcastle University said: “The university will not comment on an individual student’s position, as this information is confidential.
“In general if an applicant does not have the actual or predicted grades to meet the requirements for a particular programme, it is common practice for them to be considered for alternative programmes.”
The university said it has a “strict admissions process” which ensures “fair entry” for all applicants, regardless of background.