University applications hit record high
Richard AdamsThe proportion of British 18-year-olds applying to university has reached its highest-ever level, according to figures for undergraduate applications in 2014 – thanks to a surge in applications from London and among women.
Ucas, which administers entry to higher education, said there was a 4% increase in the number of applicants to UK universities, despite a small decline in the number of 18-year-olds in the population overall.
Young people from the worst-off areas in England are now almost twice as likely to apply to university as they were 10 years ago, according to the Ucas data.
But academics and policy experts said the buoyant figures masked some unhealthy trends, with wide gaps in participation and a worrying fall in the number of young men applying to university compared with women.
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"University applications hit record high", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/university-applications-hit-record-high