University black hole exposed as applicants surge

UK“Tens of thousands of capable sixth formers will miss out on university places this year because record numbers of applicants and a government freeze on places have created a crisis in the higher education system. Talks are under way with Lord Mandelson, the Skills Secretary, in the hopes that funding for an extra 10,000 places may be found. But university heads could veto the plan after they were told that they may not get extra money to teach the additional students …” (more)

[Joanna Sugden, Times, 10 July]

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