http://cdn2.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/config/article28972954.ece/BINARY/logo-belfast.pngA record number of students have already been accepted on to university courses, official figures show. As of midnight on Wednesday, 385,910 applicants had been accepted by UK universities and colleges - 31,600 more than at the same point last year, a rise of 9%.
The admissions service Ucas said it is the highest number of acceptances ever recorded on A-level results day. The figures come as students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their results, with many also due to learn whether they have won a coveted place at university. More...