Responding to the latest release of undergraduate application data by UCAS today (18TH February 2021), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:
“The latest figures from UCAS show a promising trend in applications, particularly in growing demand for healthcare related courses. Alliance universities train over a quarter of the nation’s nurses, and will play a vital role in preparing the next generation of healthcare workers; bridging the staffing gaps in the NHS, and aiding the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.
It’s also pleasing to see that applications for creative arts and design courses have remained buoyant. A strong pipeline of creative talent, ideas and skills will be essential for unlocking future innovation, enterprise, growth and productivity as we look to build back better.
As locally-rooted institutions, Alliance universities have a strong record in delivering flexible, accessible education, so we are also particularly pleased to see rising applications amongst mature and part time learners”