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".


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.