The University and College Union (UCU) general secretary has responded to new reports into the drop in university applications following a rise in tuition fees. Sally Hunt said:
Young people not applying for university have few other opportunities with levels of high unemployment and the difficulty securing other forms of education or training.
We need to be investing in our young people, not directing them towards a lengthy dole queue.
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