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Cuts Watch #70: Cuts in university places

16 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

A survey by the Telegraph suggests that three-quarters of universities are cutting or freezing university places in response to spending cuts.The survey suggests that:

  • There are around seven applicants for each university place
  • Entry criteria are being tightened dramatically
  • The number of places offered through clearing will be reduced, with some universities not offering any clearing places at all

UCAS report that applications are already up by 13.8 per cent on last year.

Universities UK have highlighted the economic impact that cuts in university funding will have – reduced places will mean fewer skilled workers, less research and direct reductions in the number of employees on university sites.

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