The Guardian: Newer universities in line to receive extra student places

Universities and colleges have until tomorrow to decide whether to accept the emergency extra student places they have been allocated.

Earlier this month, the government announced 10,000 extra student numbers after warnings that universities would be unable to cater for the record 10% increase in applications during the recession.

The government will provide only grants and loans for the extra students, and not funding to universities to teach them.

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