Acceptance Rates Remain Down on Last Year

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UCAS has reported that 461,860 people have been placed in full-time UK higher education, a decline of 1% compared to the same point last year.

Former Conservative Chief of Staff Describes Tuition Fees As a Ponzi Scheme

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Theresa May's former chief of staff has described the current university fee system as a "unsustainable Ponzi scheme", which is in need of radical reform.

University Acceptances Down 2% on last Year

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UCAS has confirmed that 416,310 students have been accepted at UK universities and colleges so far this year.

Government Confirms It Will Hike Interest Rates on Student Loans

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The government has reinforced its stance on charging interest rates on student loans in England of 6.1% from autumn this year.

Research Suggests Poorer Students Less Likely to Attend University

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New research by charity Teach First has uncovered that young people in the wealthiest areas of England are 18 times more likely to go to university than those in the poorest.

Acceptances for Scottish Applicants increase 1% Year-on-year

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UCAS has reported that 28,700 Scottish applications have been accepted into higher education so far this year, an increase of 1% compared to Scottish results day in 2016.

Russell Group Universities Call for Brexit Clarity

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The Russell Group of universities, which represents 24 of the country's most respected academic institutions, has published 10 demands which they argue Theresa May must meet to ensure higher education is not damaged by Brexit.

Report Casts Doubt on International Student Migration

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The government's own statistics watchdog has warned that estimates of the number of international students remaining in the UK are potentially misleading and should be treated with caution.

Jeremy Corbyn Backtracks Over Plans to Wipe Student Debt

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Jeremey Corbyn has insisted Labour did not promise to wipe graduates' student debt during the general election campaign, after he was accused of misleading students by a Conservative MP.

Spoof Website Targets Newcastle University Students

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Newcastle University has warned students against handing out personal details on fraudulent websites after it was uncovered a fake site had been set up to take payments from prospective students.