01 février 2014

University applicant numbers hit near-record levels

By Jack Grove. The number of university applicants has grown by 4 per cent, despite a falling population of young people, new figures show.
Some 580,000 applicants applied to higher education courses in the UK by 15 January, the main deadline for university applications, far higher than at the same point last year, according to statistics published by the admissions body Ucas on 31 January. With the number of 18-year-olds 1 per cent lower this year, it means application rates for young people across the UK are at, or near, their highest levels. More...

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