28 September 2020
The UCAS have confirmed that a record number of students have secured a place at UK universities despite the Covid-19 pandemic. While there were initial concerns that a large number of students would defer their admissions to next year, this fear has not materialised.
According to the data released by UCAS, there is a 4%increase compared to last year in the number of students having secured a place at UK universities as on 10th September. The decision to accept teacher assessed grades to award a place has resulted in this turn-around for UK students.
An increase of 9% has been recorded in the number of international students from outside the EU accepted onto a UK university course this year. However the figures will be more assertive once the international students formally enroll before the start of term.
Meanwhile, Clare Marchant, the chief executive of UCAS, said: “As students are starting their new courses across the country, these numbers confirm the enduring appeal and welcome of our outstanding universities and colleges”.
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