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University applications slow as students look for alternatives

IT’S HARDLY SURPRISING the latest admission figures reveal that  the number of university applications has slowed down dramatically since the announcement of rising tuition fees.  I don’t know how the government expect people to brush past the new £6000+ increase, especially as many universities are opting for the full £9000 a year price tag! Mid-January application deadline figures are still a plus on last year, but the lowest in recent years at only 5%.  They show that it’s the older applicants, (21 years and above) driving the increase and school leavers aged 17-18 years are particularly poor. Younger people are now looking for alternative routes to higher education and who can blame them , high debt and low graduate job opportunities are far from appetising. Continue reading

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