Press release

MillionPlus comment on 2023 A level results day

17 Aug 2023

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (17 August) commented on the 2023 A level results day.

Rachel Hewitt, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:

“We offer our warmest congratulations to all those receiving their A level, BTech and T Level grades today. As has been echoed across the sector, it is important that anyone who perhaps has not achieved the grades they hoped for should take a breath and remember that plenty of options remain open, with hundreds of courses at excellent universities around the country available through clearing.

“That demand for higher education remains strong is to be welcomed but it is troubling to see that the number of people applying to study nursing or teaching in particular are down significantly. The country is already short of these vital public service professionals; the fact that prospective students are turning their backs on these subjects for a variety of reasons should concern the Government. Action is required and soon to ensure that these courses remain attractive and to maintain a healthy pipeline of skilled trainees into these professions.”


Notes to editors

  1. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 3927 2916 or email
  2. MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities in the UK, and the voice of 21st century higher education. We champion, promote and raise awareness of the essential role and impact of modern universities in the UK’s world-leading higher education sector. More information can be found at
  3. What are modern universities? Modern universities are long established centres of higher education in their communities with roots that stretch back decades, if not centuries. Many gained university title following legislation agreed by parliament in 1992. They make up almost half of the UK university sector with over a million students studying at modern universities every year.
  4. Modern universities: facts and stats 2022