University crisis sparks emergency places plan

UK“Emergency plans are being drawn up to expand the number of university places this autumn by 10,000 to ease a looming crisis and avoid forcing thousands of well-qualified applicants on to the dole. Lord Mandelson and his ministers have approached the Treasury to fund the extra places, the Guardian has learned, amid concerns that up to 40,000 students could miss out on a place because of record applications and a cap on numbers introduced last year to cut costs. But universities have been told they may have to pay for the extra places out of their existing budgets if the Treasury refuses to fund them …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Guardian, 9 July]


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