A Welsh MP looking into why many young people from Wales are put off from going to the prestigious Oxford or Cambridge Universities says it's often because they don't have confidence in themselves - or don't believe they're the right kind of person.
More than 87,000 students from Wales applied to go to university in 2012 - but only 700 applied to the two universities that many consider to be among the best in the UK, and just 135 applications across both universities were successful.
Today the universities held an event for prospective students in Swansea to encourage more people to apply.
A major analysis of the migrant population of Wales has been released today by Oxford University.
The figures show Wales' foreign-born population increased by 82% in the last ten years - proportionally more than the increases in England (61%) and Northern Ireland (72%), but less than Scotland (93%).
Merthyr Tydfil saw the second biggest percentage increase of any area in Great Britain at 227% between 2001 and 2011.
Wrexham, Swansea and Newport all saw their migrant populations double, while Cardiff saw an increase of 99% to 45,967 - Wales' largest single migrant population.
Dr Carlos Varga-Silva, the Senior Researcher leading the project said,
'The biggest change has been the increase in the Polish-born population, which increased more than twenty-fold, becoming the biggest migrant group in Wales.
But it is worth noting that Wales has the smallest proportion of migrants in its population of all of the nations in the UK.'