19 Dec 2014
Following the publication of UCAS’ End of Cycle Report 2014 today (19 December), the university think-tank million+ has welcomed the increase in the number of people applying to go to university, but cautioned that more still needs to be done to increase participation across the country.
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ said:
“We welcome the increase in applications to universities highlighted by the UCAS analysis. University is a key driver of social mobility, bringing long term benefits to the individual and to society. As entry routes to higher education change and adapt, it is good to see that students with vocational qualifications are more likely to enter higher education than last year.
“Despite even more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds getting the opportunity to attend university the report identifies that there is still much to do in this area. Application rates to higher education analysed by parliamentary constituencies show stark variations – to be a truly world class university system we must increase participation across the whole country.”
Notes to Editors
1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Rochelle Owusu-Antwi, Press and Communications Officer, million+ on 020 7717 1658 / 07527 336 795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at www.millionplus.ac.uk.
3. The UCAS End of Cycle 2014 report is analysis to date of recruitment to full time undergraduate courses in the UK.