The universally (?) accepted answer to the first question is ‘people who can satisfactorily complete the course, and who want to study’. The second question asks whether those who can and want to actually do. This breaks down into three topics, so I’ll do a blog on each. It’s a trilogy!
Part I is about some of the issues around selecting potential students.
Part II thinks about at who might (and might not) want to study.
Part III examines who does make it to university.