David Willetts comments on UCAS Provisional End of Cycle Report 2009/2010
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
“In a year of unprecedented demand for higher education funding, we kept our commitment to fund an extra 10,000 student places. There were more…
“In a year of unprecedented demand for higher education funding, we kept our commitment to fund an extra 10,000 student places. There were more first year places this year in English universities than ever before.
“Going to university has always been a competitive process and not all who apply are accepted. Despite this we do understand how frustrating it is for young people who wish to go to university and are unable to secure a place. However, almost half of those without a university place at the end of clearing had either rejected an offer or chosen to withdraw from the process.
“There are other routes into a successful career. The Government has invested in additional apprenticeships, and we can help with getting a job or starting a business.”
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The UCAS Provisional End of Cycle Report 2009/2010 can be found online at http://www.ucas.ac.uk/documents/mediareleases/endofyearreport.pdf
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Published: 16 November 2010