Higher fees have not dampened long-term demand, says Ucas

Our statement on the Ucas figures have been picked up by THE in their coverage of Ucas analysis of demand for long-term demand for university education following higher tuition fees.

The analysis was welcomed by Liz Shutt, head of policy for the University Alliance.

“This timely analysis clearly demonstrates that students are not being dissuaded by the increase in fees since 2012 and are actually entering higher education in record numbers,” she said.

However, Ms Shutt argued that poorer students would “always be disadvantaged in a system that restricts places” and said the lifting of the cap on student numbers for 2015-16 would make a vital contribution to improving equality.

Read our full statement here.

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