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Why Are University Applications Down?

 
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It was announced back in January that University Applicants across the UK had dropped by 5%. This means that there are roughly 30,000 less applicants for the 2017 year start than before.

Why Are University Applications Down?

Money

It's no secret that universities have been relentlessly raising their fees which recently has hit a maximum of £9,250 a year. Not only this but the government has also decided to scrap the maintenance grants by replacing them with loans. According to Sorana Vieru, vice-president of The National Union of Students;

"It's a disgraceful change that basically punishes poorer students simply for being poor, so they have to take a bigger loan than those students from privileged backgrounds.

"It could put off students from underprivileged backgrounds from applying, who might not understand how the loan system works, or are very debt-averse."

What Can You Do About It?

Give Warnborough College a go!

The Warnborough College reputation is Oxford made, and  globally recognised. Since 1973, Warnborough College has welcomed students from around the world. Now Warnborough students may study for a UK university degree. This is through the ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) pathway to UK and other universities: www.degreepathways.co.uk   This pathway is flexible, self-paced, and affordable. Students may choose from classroom study, online study or both.  There are no high university fees, no overseas student fees, no rigid study modes, no examinations, and no 'A' levels. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for advanced placement is given, and transfer students are welcomed. Our applications are UP!