Press release

MillionPlus comment on A level results day

18 Aug 2022

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (18 August) commented on A level results day.

Rachel Hewitt, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said::

“As hundreds of thousands of students receive their A level, BTEC and T Level results we offer our warmest congratulations to the overwhelming majority who have been rewarded with a place at their firm choice.

“Record demand for places is pleasing and demonstrates that higher education remains a popular choice for students and their families. With modern universities at the forefront of widening participation, that we have also seen a shrinking gap between the most and least advantaged students is a hugely positive trend and one we hope to see continue.

“For those disappointed this morning: take a deep breath and a little time to consider your options. Through the Clearing process thousands of places remain to be filled at outstanding universities across the country.”


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