Graeme Paton. The number of universities recruiting students later in the academic year has soared following a sudden slump in the autumn admissions rate, the Telegraph has learnt.
Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service show a near 50 per cent rise in the number of courses taking on undergraduates in January 2013.
British students who failed to secure a place in September are being given the chance to study a range of subjects such as accounting, biology, business management, English, history, geography and law starting next month.
In many cases, undergraduates are expected to squeeze a year’s worth of work into two terms – and study over the summer holidays – to catch up with other students by next autumn. Read more...