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Sharp drop in university take-up

Tens of thousands fewer students started university courses this autumn following the move to triple tuition fees. A report shows 53,900 fewer students began their studies.

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Concerns over 'worrying' drop-off in men starting university

Ucas has raised concerns about the "worrying" drop-off in men entering higher education.

The report found that among UK 18-year-olds, women were a third more likely to enter higher education than men this year.

File photo of university graduates Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

In 2012, the entry rate fell for both men and women but the decrease for men was four times greater than for women.

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