University becoming less popular?

by Ben Alford

The rise in tuition fees is the likely cause of the recent drop in application to university that UCAS is reporting. There are 13,000 less applicants to university this year, down 8% from last year.

Its Likely that students are looking into different options such as apprenticeships, collage courses, even just getting out there and getting a job from high street companies.

Most course these days are around the £9,000 a year mark. Add on living expensive and by the time you have finished university, you could owe £30,000+ worth of student loan. This is the reason why students are avoiding going to university if they can.

The government should admit that the rise in tuition fees is impacting the number of applicants, and maybe even consider lowering the tuition fees.

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