Record UK University Applications in Lockdown

UCAS has revealed that there has been a record number of applications to UK universities over the lockdown with more than 4 out of 10 18-year-olds applying by 30th June.

University admissions service, UCAS, has revealed that a record 40.5% of 18-year-olds have applied to attend university, with numbers significantly rising during lockdown. This statistic compares to last years figure of only 38.9% of 18-year-olds applying, bringing some hope for universities after the Covid-19 induced uncertainty. 

The number of applicants from outside the EU was up 10%, at just over 89,000, while the EU was 2% down on last year, at just over 49,500. Those figures could, however, change significantly by the start of the new academic year as students reflect on their choices.

Read the full Guardian article for more here.

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