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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2016

News

Response to latest UCAS applicant figures

2 February 2017
Universities UK responded today to the latest UCAS applicant figures. They show that applicant numbers for UK students are down by 5% compared to last year, and down 7% for EU students.

Response to HESA 2015–16 student data

12 January 2017
Universities UK has responded to the latest data on students from HESA

Blog

'Tuition fees hike' or inflationary catch-up?

26 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at UUK, explains that, under new plans, there will be no wholesale hike in tutition fees in England.

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.

This data visualisation provides an interim update of our annual Patterns and trends publication.​

Included in the visualisation are updated versions of some of the charts originally found in our 2015 publication.​ 

Our full Patterns and trends report will be published in spring 2017. We have modified the timing of publication to better align with the annual release of source data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). We anticipate that our full Patterns and trends publication will, from now on, be published annually in spring each year.

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Blog

'Tuition fees hike' or inflationary catch-up?

26 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at UUK, explains that, under new plans, there will be no wholesale hike in tutition fees in England.

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.

News

Response to latest UCAS applicant figures

2 February 2017
Universities UK responded today to the latest UCAS applicant figures. They show that applicant numbers for UK students are down by 5% compared to last year, and down 7% for EU students.

Response to HESA 2015–16 student data

12 January 2017
Universities UK has responded to the latest data on students from HESA