Mature students head boom in university applications 16 February 2009

Mature students head boom in university applications

According to a report in The Guardian ( February 16, 2009) the recession has triggered a scramble for a place at university with a record-breaking 465,000 people applying to begin a degree this September and a significant increase in the number of older applicants, official figures suggest.

Vice-chancellors have warned that with a 7.8% increase in applications - 34,000 more than last year - students face the most intense competition in years.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/feb/16/university-applications-recession