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19,000 more students have applied to study at UK universities this year compared to 2012, according to the Universities & Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS)

Applications to study in the 2013/14 academic year totalled at 637,456, compared with 618,250 last year, a 3.1% year-on-year increase, despite the rise in tuition fees.

The 2013 total included 5,000 more 18 year olds, determining that 35.5% of 18 year olds now apply to university; an impressive result considering the 18 year old…

The results of the 2014 university league table have been released and regional universities are the main success story, having rocketed up the table at great speed!

Universities in Yorkshire were some of the major ‘high flyers’ within the table, with Sheffield University jumping forward four places to 38th and Sheffield Hallam flying up an almighty nine places in the table, up to 72nd from 83rd.

The story on the other side of the hill is equally as positive, particularly in…

Manchester Metropolitan University and Plymouth University came out top of the class, in a recent study where they were named as the ‘greenest universities’ in the UK.

The regional universities held the top two places in The People & Planet Green League, which ranks 143 universities on their environmental performance.

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) came first in the league table, as a result of their £75m Business School and Student Hub which incorporates rainwater…

The student accommodation sector’s journey on its unprecedented boom is not about to end soon, according to property research specialists Knight Frank who have predicted that the market will continue to produce positive results.

The research specialists have predicted UK investment over the next 12 months to produce a colossal return of 9.2%. A simple mismatch between supply and demand in an extremely under-supplied market has stimulated this rise and led to an increase of 0.4% on…

Knight Frank Forecasts 9.2% Annual Returns from UK Student Accommodation Investment

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In 2012, universities and colleges were given the opportunity to recruit as many students who achieved A-Levels of at least AAB as they wished, after the government removed a cap which prior to this limited the numbers of students universities could take on-board.

These controls are set to be relaxed further in time for the recruitment process of 2013, giving Universities the chance to recruit an unlimited number of students who have received at least the lower grades of ABB.