The worrying trend of falling university applications continues, according to the most recent statistics published by UCAS. We urge the Government to step in with a national campaign to promote the value of university for potential students currently considering their options, whether they are about to leave school or considering a university course later in life.
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think tank, million+
University applications for fulltime courses for the academic year 2013/14 submitted by 17 December were published by UCAS on 3 January.
- The published figures highlight that there is an overall fall in applications compared to 2012/13 of -5.6%, and a fall of -6.5% in England.
- Excluding early applications which were submitted by 15 October for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary courses, applications are down by 7.2%, and 7.6% in England.
- Admissions in 2012/13 were already down on previous years, with 54,000 fewer people starting university courses compared to 2011/12.
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