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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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Ucas reveals tens of thousands fewer new students

The Ucas report released today shows a drop in student beginning starting university courses this year.

The reports findings highlight that;

  • 53,900 fewer students started their studies this autumn, compared to last year
  • Women are a third more likely to start a degree course than men
  • Students who began degree courses this autumn were the first to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000

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