Our response to the Autumn Statement

For immediate release

University Alliance responds to the announcement of additional places, and a removal of the cap, in today’s (5 December 2013) Autumn Statement. Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance said:

“The announcement of additional student places is excellent news for the students, universities and the UK. This shows that the Government are future focussed and fully recognise the role that graduates and universities play in driving the UK economy towards a more prosperous future.

“These extra places will ensure the UK can meet the need for additional highly skilled graduates helping us meet the demands of the future economy.

“Despite the difficult climate for all young people entering the job market it is still the case that a degree is by far the best route for most individuals. Universities will work hard to help with the transition into employment for all students.”

Notes to editor

Press contact: Andrew Henry, Andrew@www.unialliance.ac.uk | 0207 839 2757.

To speak to Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, please contact Andrew@www.unialliance.ac.uk.

University Alliance is a non-partisan, non-political organisation working to promote, safeguard and sustain the public benefit delivered by universities together with our members.


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