Some headlines on university entry from A-Level results day by Mary Curnock Cook

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This guest blog has been kindly provided to HEPI by Mary Curnock Cook, Senior Adviser to Cairneagle, a member of the HEPI Advisory Board and the former Chief Executive of UCAS.

The UCAS data published this morning gives a useful guide to trends in undergraduate entry to higher education – roughly 80% of the 2018 entry cohort is captured so, although it is imperfect, it is meaningful.


For universities the number of students placed is key because each student brings a tuition fee income stream with them. For politicians, the entry rates are more critical because these show behaviour…

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