Employers look set to benefit from a huge influx of students who
are heading to university this year, it has been reported.
According to the latest figures, the number of people opting for
higher education is on the up, meaning employers will have a much
wider choice of graduates to chose from when it comes to recruitment.
Ucas has revealed that the number of people choosing a university
education this year is currently at its highest ever point.
Bill Ramell, minister of state for lifelong learning, further and
higher education, said that he was "delighted" that the number of
university applications was on the up and that there was a marked
increase compared to last year's enrolment.
He added: "These highest ever figures continue to show that tuition
fees are not putting students off applying to university as many
predicted. The critics of the new system are being proved
"Students, no matter what their background, should be confident
that there should be no financial barrier to them studying at
whichever university or college they choose."
According to the figures, the number of school-leavers applying for
university places in England rose from 291,000 to 325,000 from
January to March 2007 – an increase of six per cent on the same
period last year.
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