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Universities in Wales report rise in student numbers

Glyndwr University

But picture across sector is mixed as some institutions report fall in interest The majority of Wales’ universities recorded an increase in student numbers last year, official figures have shown. Data compiled by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) allows for a comparison of successful applications to institutions over a two-year period. Figures show Cardiff and Swansea universities – ... Read More »

University applicant gender gap widens

UCAS

By Bethan Erasmus and Claudia Zink Female applicants to universities this year have outnumbered males by over a third, according to UCAS. UCAS chief executive Mary Curnock Cook predicted that the gap between men and women going into higher education could eclipse the gulf between rich and poor students. While there has been an increase of four per cent in ... Read More »

More Welsh students apply to study in England

Universities UK

By Tomos Livingstone The number of Welsh students applying to study in England has risen by nearly 20% since 2010, new figures show. The total staying in Wales has fallen over the same period, data from university admissions body UCAS shows. Opposition parties are questioning the Welsh government policy of paying most of students’ tuition fees, regardless of where in ... Read More »

UK university applications rise by 4%

UK Universities

Applications to universities in the UK have risen by 4% compared with this time last year – with many more women than men applying. There are warnings that men are becoming a “disadvantaged group” in terms of going to university because they are less likely to apply than women. The figures, from Ucas, show 87,000 more women than men applied ... Read More »

Number of Northern Irish students applying to Scots universities drops

Scottish universities

The number of students applying to Scottish universities from Northern Ireland has declined, according to new figures. The drop of 12% has been blamed on the fact tuition fees for Northern Irish students are cheaper if they study at home now Scottish universities charge them up to £9000 a year. The drop means overall applicants from England, Wales and Northern ... Read More »

Northampton students reminded by UCAS there are just days left until university application deadline

UK universities

UCAS are reminding students in Northampton that there are just days left before university application deadline. Students applying for university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Wednesday to submit their UCAS application. Applications received by the deadline are guaranteed to be considered by the relevant universities and colleges. Steve Jeffree, UCAS Chief Operating Officer said: “The new UCAS ... Read More »

UK applicants for universities drop

Universities UK

The number of would-be students from within the United Kingdom applying to university has dropped, according to latest figures. Some 303,750 people have submitted applications to start studying for a degree next autumn, unchanged from a similar point the previous year, Ucas statistics show. But UK-only applications have dropped by 1% from 264,860 to 263,460, according to the organisation’s records. ... Read More »

Leeds University wants to avoid repeat of student shortage

University of Leeds

Leeds University is aiming to recruit more candidates who have chosen it as their first choice to avoid a repeat of the “unprecedented” shortfall in students it faced last year. Its vice chancellor Professor Michael Arthur also told the YEP that the university would be more geared up for attracting students through clearing when A-level results are announced next week. ... Read More »

Applications to UWE Bristol show a 3% rise

UWE Bristol

Applications to the UWE Bristol are showing a 3% rise in line with the national picture. To date UWE Bristol has received some 28,867 new applications compared to 27,112 applications this time last year. Once those taking a gap year from the previous year are taken into account, applications are showing an 8% rise. The University still welcomes and encourages ... Read More »

Record number of students apply to Northern Ireland universities

UK Students

By Lindsay Fergus A record number of students have applied for places at one of Northern Ireland’s universities this autumn. The Universities Colleges Admission Service (Ucas) revealed that 19,587 people had applied for a place at either Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster, Stranmillis University College or St Mary’s University College by the January 15 deadline. That is the highest ... Read More »

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