– Liam Burns, president of the National Union of Students
The applications cycle for the first group of students facing a new, hideously complicated and unstable funding system, scarce opportunity and high unemployment remains incomplete.
We don't yetknow whether or where those who have applied will study.
After next week's A-level results the clearing process will commence, and we remain concerned that applicants, particularly those from certain backgrounds, may not be in a position to choose whether and where to study, based on the right course and university for them.
Early indications suggest that the tripling of tuition fees to a maximum of £9,000 is putting students off university, a study has found.