Tuesday, 30 April 2013
The University of Worcester is on course for a record year of applications, despite a difficult national backdrop.
In 2011, the year before the introduction of the Government’s new fees system, the University received 13,202 applications to study across a range of courses, its highest ever figure.
This year, the University has already received 13,019 applications, with hundreds more being added each week, putting it on course for a record year.
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “Our applications are currently up almost 5% on the same point last year, and over 3% on 2011, which was a record year for us, as well as nationally. However, nationally, applications through UCAS are currently down 3% compared to 2011.
“The number of applicants who have accepted an offer from us and made us their first choice is up by around 12% compared to last year, so we are well on course for a record year at the University of Worcester. I am delighted that so many potential students are choosing the University of Worcester and see that we can offer them a high quality higher education.
“The University is among the top in the Country in a number of subject areas, including nursing, teaching and Early Years education, and continues to thrive through its dedicated and talented staff.”