A-level students face despair over shortage of university places

UK“Sixth-formers are facing the toughest competition yet for university entry because of an early increase in applications and a shortage of places for next year. Documents seen by The Times show that most of the extra places pledged by the Government for 2010 have already been spoken for. A rise of at least 15 per cent in applications, compared with the same time last year, is expected to be announced by UCAS today, increasing the shortage of places …” (more)

[Joanna Sugden, Times, 2 November]

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