University applications up by 9.1%

17-07-2008

University applications up by 9.1%
New data has revealed that the number of applicants to full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges has risen by 9.1 per cent this year

The University and College Admissions Service (Ucas) figures showed that overall, 540,108 people have applied to start courses this autumn, compared to 494,892 in 2007.

However, the organisation noted that this is the first year that the admissions service for nursing and midwifery diploma courses has been part of the main Ucas scheme and therefore part of this data.

Without these candidates, the number of people applying rose by 6.4 per cent.

"It is hugely encouraging to see that application figures are maintaining the strong growth that we saw at the start of the year," a Ucas spokesperson commented.

This increase in the number of people going to university means there is likely to be more competition for graduate jobs, particularly in popular areas such as finance and law.

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