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UCAS October applications rise

UCAS released figures showing a moderate increase in applicants for 15th of October deadline courses. The total number of applications has reached 61,440, showing an increase of 7 percent from the same period in 2016. The general admissions deadline to apply for a place at university is the 15th of January but the October date…

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University applications show regional disparity

A correlation between sixth form pupils’ addresses and their likelihood of applying to university has been found, showing regional variation. Almost half of applicable London residents applied to university in the last year, compared to only 32 percent of pupils from the South West. Wimbledon, in London, was the area with the highest application rate,…

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Fall in UCAS applications

For the first time since university tuition fees were initially increased to £9,000 a year in 2012, UCAS applications have fallen. The five percent decrease in the number of UK students applying for university has been primarily caused by a drop in nursing applications. There have also been fewer applications from EU nations. However this…

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Poorer students should be given lower Ucas offers, government recommends

Universities should accept lower offers from students with disadvantaged backgrounds, a government review has recommended. A Social Mobility Advisory Group, report set up to address issues surrounding underrepresented groups in higher education, has proposed that students “held back by poverty” should be given lower A-Level requirements. The report suggested that institutions should enforce “positive discrimination”…

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Ucas clearing not fit for purpose, claim students

More than half of all students want to see the Ucas clearing system abolished. A survey of 6,300 students found that the majority view the process in a negative light, reveals a survey conducted by university website and forum The Student Room. 60% of students would like to see the end of clearing, whilst 52%…

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University gender gap remains at record high

Female school leavers in England are 36% more likely to apply to university courses than their male counterparts. Data published by Ucas indicates that the gap, the same as last year, remains the highest on record. Results also show that English applicant levels as a whole decreased by 1%, which is lower than expected given…

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