The Russell Group: University applications 'still very high'

The Director General of the Russell Group, representing 20 leading UK universities, has said that a new study which found a 8.8% decrease in university applications is "misleading".

Wendy Piatt said that despite the drop, the application rate is still "very high".

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New fees 'put off students'

Early indications suggest that the tripling of tuition fees to a maximum of £9,000 is putting students off university, a study has found.