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5 April 2019, 17:16 | Updated: 5 April 2019, 17:19
Ministers are calling on universities, including the University of Hertfordshire, to abandon "unacceptable" admissions tactics - which pressure candidates to accept places.
The Education Secretary is especially concerned by so-called "conditional unconditional" offers, where a student's guaranteed entry, but only if they rank the institution as their number-one choice.
Damian Hinds says it's unethical and risks damaging students' prospects.
A representative for the 24 Unis, including Hertfordshire, Universities UK, says there are benefits to using a variety of types of offers.