27 April 2012

million+ comment on student numbers for 2013-14

The university think-tank million+ has responded to the announcement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which confirmed that the expansion of the uncapped allocation of student numbers will change from AAB+ to ABB+.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of million+, said: “The extension of the student numbers market will create winners and losers among students. At the same time private providers can recruit as many students as they want. The Government should not rig the market in ways which will mean that universities adjust their prices or their size on the basis of the qualifications profile of the students they recruit.”

Notes to editors:

  1. million+ is a leading university think-tank, working to solve the complex problems in higher education www.millionplus.ac.uk. For more information please contact Victoria Mills on 0207 717 1655 or 07900 277819.
  2. The press release from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills can be found here.