Friday, 31 May 2013
The University of Worcester has hit an all-time record number of applications, with more than 13,000 people wanting to study in the City.
Applications through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) are currently up by more than 4% on the previous record year, 2011 – the year before the government raised tuition fees across England.
Professor David Green, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, said: “Against the national backdrop of a 1 in 14 drop in UK applicants to study at university compared to 2011, we at Worcester are delighted to be growing again. As there are 35,000 fewer applicants this year compared to 2011 it is clear that some universities are really struggling, while others are just scraping by.”
Worcester, which was Britain’s fastest growing university from 2004-2011, with applications growing seven times faster than the national average, has so far received 13,266 applications to study full time.
Professor Green said: “Applications have grown across our entire subject range – from archaeology, through biological science and business and on to computing, history, sports science and more.”
He continued: “We are already 500 applicants ahead compared to the same time in 2011. We passed the 2012 grand total some time ago.”
David Willetts, the Universities Minister, is due to visit the University of Worcester on Friday, June 7 when he will see The Hive, Britain’s first university and public library and meet nursing students, a subject in which Worcester is ranked number one nationally for student satisfaction with 100% employment.