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David Willetts comments on UCAS statistics

“In a year of unprecedented demand for higher education funding we kept our commitment to fund an additional 10,000 student places. There were…

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“In a year of unprecedented demand for higher education funding we kept our commitment to fund an additional 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 so not all those who apply for a place are accepted. There are other routes into a successful career. The Government has invested in 50,000 additional apprenticeships, and we can help with getting a job or starting a business.”

Notes to Editors

  1. The UCAS statistics can be found at http://www.ucas.ac.uk/about_us/media_enquiries/media_releases/2010/211010

  2. BIS’ online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom for more information.

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Contact Information

Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

Mobile

Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Michael Gibbs Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 1635 Fax

Mobile

Email michael.gibbs@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Published 21 October 2010