Universities told to cap extra places at 10,000

UK“Students applying to start university next autumn face a tougher battle for places, after universities were ordered to cap the number of extra places at just 10,000. Funding chiefs wrote to vice-chancellors this week informing them of the decision to fully fund a limited number of extra places, a week before the 15 October deadline for Oxbridge applications. Pressure on places at top universities will be acute, as many of the 10,000 extra places have already been allocated to ‘higher education centres’, to offer degree teaching outside traditional institutions …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Guardian, 8 October]

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