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We Have No Spare Places, Universities Warn Students

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Research by The Daily Telegraph indicates that the number of places being offered through clearing, the system used to match students with spare courses, has fallen.

Many universities, including most members of the elite Russell Group, said courses had already closed while others reported a sharp drop in the number of free places. Students who narrowly fall short of predicted A-level grades could miss out on places altogether as universities toughen up on admissions to avoid over-recruiting. They face fines for each student recruited beyond strict limits imposed by the Government.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens next year, how many Universities will be full?

With the threat of a stagnating economy the risks of taking on a huge debt before you even start your career are daunting especially if that nasty deflation disease takes hold which scares central bankers into printing unlimited free money for it's banker buddies.

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It's going to be interesting to see what happens next year, how many Universities will be full?

With the threat of a stagnating economy the risks of taking on a huge debt before you even start your career are daunting especially if that nasty deflation disease takes hold which scares central bankers into printing unlimited free money for it's banker buddies.

The reason that they are going to be full this year is because no-one wants to take a "gap year" and be stung with the fees increase next year.

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The reason that they are going to be full this year is because no-one wants to take a "gap year" and be stung with the fees increase next year.

tim

Maybe there's another reason. That the unis are starting to close down courses that they believe are unprofitable. Not recruiting to unprofitable courses now allows them to close them out 1 year earlier.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8699179/We-have-no-spare-places-universities-warn-students.html

It's going to be interesting to see what happens next year, how many Universities will be full?

With the threat of a stagnating economy the risks of taking on a huge debt before you even start your career are daunting especially if that nasty deflation disease takes hold which scares central bankers into printing unlimited free money for it's banker buddies.

In Sept 2012 it will be interesting to see if new student numbers drop off a cliff. Going to uni and incurring huge debt will be a better option than sitting on the dole or working in a low paid job - so I don't think numbers will drop a lot in the short-term. In the longer-term they will and the Uni's with the poorer reputations will need to reduce in size and specialise to survive.

If I were 18 in 2012 I'd only go to Uni if I had went to private school or got extremely good A-level grades; I'd learn a trade instead.

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My father, who was a lecturer for most of his working life, tells me the press was full of reports like this as far back as the 1960s. If they're looking at top universities and popular courses, they've always been at a premium, but I'll bet there are still plenty of places at establishments like where he used to lecture, and on courses noone wants to do.

Anyway, it seems some sense may have slipped into our university funding through the backdoor. Universities get incentives to take in students with adequate A-levels, and now universities are expected to offer financial incentives such as bursaries to such students. Result: back to something more like the Good Old Days, where funded places are available on merit!

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