chapter  I
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THE student's transition from school to university is not easy. The hazards range from the social and financial, through the administrative, to the intellectual and emotional. They originate

in home, in school, in university. They are not unconnected with the vagaries of examiners, the lure of the cricket field, and the waywardness of sweethearts. Central is the problem of student selection, yet improved selection is no panacea. And though we strive towards a solution, this human problem is, in the scientific sense, insolvable. It is a problem that has always been with us, and will-in some degree-remain with us; it has been brought to public attention by the sudden increase in student numbers and scholarship awards, and by the changes in university entrance requirements occasioned by the introduction of the General Certificate of Education.