Link: UK university applications expected to drop

New figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) are expected to show a steep decline in the number of UK students applying to study in fall 2012, the Guardian reports

David Green, vice-chancellor at the University of Worcester, predicts the number will fall by 10 percent:

“Professor Green predicts that, by this summer, there will be an estimated 70,000 fewer applications from UK-born students than there were last summer – a 10% drop. He said this would be the biggest fall in the proportion of UK students since the 1970s.”

“Professor Green said the reasons for the expected drop in applications were multifold and include the fact that the maximum fee has almost trebled to £9,000.”

What are these “multifold reasons” for this predicted decline in UK applications? Tuition increases are one, but it would be fascinating to investigate other reasons. Would you be interested in investigating this?

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