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Clearing 2015: clearing by numbers (and pictures)

13 August 2015
Clearing is a key part of the admissions process, which began early August 2015

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The Clearing Track

11 August 2015
With A-level results out this week, Nicola Dandridge shares some tips to help students considering opportunities through Clearing.

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Uncapping student numbers – what it means this year

10 August 2015
A-level results day we’re expecting record numbers of applications and students gaining places with removal of student number controls announced in 2013’s Autumn Statement.

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Gender gap in university admissions – a continuing trend?

5 August 2015
Of more than 500,000 students accepted onto higher education courses through UCAS in 2014, over half – 55% of them – were women

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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

27 July 2015
Launch of Universities for Europe, a campaign on behalf of the higher education sector to highlight how the EU helps universities benefit individuals, the economy and society in the UK.

OU head: Are more students from poorer backgrounds going to university?

9 July 2015
The Vice-Chancellor of The Open University looks at the numbers behind claims by the Chancellor in his Budget that more students from poorer backgrounds are going to university.

Big announcements for universities in the Budget

8 July 2015
8 July 2015 budget was in addition to the Spring Budget, there were certainly plenty of big announcements for the higher education sector – and some controversial ones.

Part time Arabic and Middle Eastern studies

The case for part-time study

30 June 2015
While the number of students going to university full-time has risen, the part-time sector has experienced a sharp decline.

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Universities and the productivity challenge

25 June 2015
With an emergency budget and a difficult comprehensive spending review looming, we are preparing a strong case for why more investment in universities is needed.

International students

Correcting misleading portrayals of international students

8 June 2015
A recent article in the Sunday Telegraph portrays a misleading picture of international university students who come to the UK.