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UCU comments on latest UCAS figures

3 January 2011 | last updated: 11 December 2015

UCU today commented on figures released today that show a record number of people applying to university.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: 'The increase in applications, on top of record numbers of people missing out last year, would prompt most governments to make extra places available. Yet our government seems intent on ignoring the global trend of increasing access to university, which will see thousands of applicants denied the chance to fulfil their potential.

'Rationing higher education, and making it more expensive, at a time when the rest of the world is investing in universities will seriously risk our standing on the world stage.'