Archive: University Admissions

UCAS expect another hectic A-level results day. Photo:Getty Images

Applicants face scramble to avoid tuition fees hike

Over 200,000 university applicants are to miss out on places this year due to a frenzied last-minute rush, the head of the admission service has warned.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Universities face fines if they take on too many students

    Students fighting for uni places

    Over 275,000 students who applied to enter university this year are yet to secure a place, latest figures show.

  • The government advert was judged 'misleading' by the ASA

    Govt adverts 'misleading'

    Government adverts promoting the use of diplomas have been branded misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in a highly embarrassing development for Downing Street.

  • Tuition fees were a major change to the higher education sector

    Student makeup stagnates with tuition fees

    The unchanging social makeup of university students following the introduction of tuition fees is cause for concern, not celebration, a union has warned.

  • International students to be fingerprinted

    International students to be fingerprinted

    Foreign students coming to the UK will be forced to provide the government with their fingerprints and prove they are sponsored by a recognised education institution, under new government guidelines announced today.

  • Ministers publish new guidance on tackling Islamist extremist on campus

    Extremism a 'serious' problem on campus

    There is "serious" evidence that Islamist extremists are using British universities to spread their message, the higher education minister has warned.

  • Scientists attack new science GCSEs

    New science GCSE 'fit for the pub'

    Leading UK scientists have today accused the government of "dumbing down" school science with a new GCSE that is "more suitable for the pub than the schoolroom".

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