13 December 2012

High profile campaign needed to promote higher education

In response to the UCAS end of cycle report for 2012, Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank million+ said:

“There is no getting away from the stark truth that numbers of full time students are down, and the evidence collated so far for 2013 suggests the downward trend is continuing.

“The Government needs to step in now to back a high profile public campaign to promote the value of higher education and point out the benefits and the support available to those who want to study, including those who choose to take a degree later in life as well as the opportunities to study part-time.”

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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 Jean Candler, Head of Public Affairs on 0207 717 1659 or out of hours 07900 277 819.
  2. Million+ has published a briefing analysing UCAS data for 2013/14 applications, which indicates, to date, a fall in applications. Read the full briefing.
  3. UCAS will publish its End of Cycle report for 2012 at 0001 on Thursday 13 December 2012, which can be found at www.ucas.ac.uk