Rosy prospectuses ‘misleading’ students | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 16 January 2014
Marketing material does not always reveal true picture, research finds
Coalition all smiles as signs point to record recruitment | By Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 22 August 2013
High fees prove no object to demand, but student standards may invite scrutiny
Student choice goes to town | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 26 June, 2013
THE uncapping of student places is producing winners and losers as regional and outer metropolitan universities struggle to attract applications, with school leavers flocking to inner-city campuses, new analysis reveals. Demand for places at five universities went backwards between 2009 and 2012, while eight saw applications increase by 20 per cent or more.
Scramble for top students linked to fall in numbers | Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 13 December 2012
Universities and applicants put eggs in one basket, Ucas suggests. The race to snap up the UK’s highest-achieving students may have caused this year’s record fall in undergraduate numbers, a report has suggested.
Institutions count cost of exceeding student cap | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 16 February 2012
Stiff fines await over-recruiters, with London Met facing a possible £6m bill. English universities have exceeded their numbers cap by thousands of students this year as applicants flocked to avoid higher tuition fees, and large fines are expected, with London Metropolitan University alone facing a hit of up to £6 million.
Smart school-leavers choose with care | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 25 January, 2012
THE new demand-driven system has produced few losers, with steady or increased offers countering fears weaker universities would surrender market share to predatory neighbours.
Lower fees or lose students, Welsh told | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 19 January 2012
Core-and-margin model could cut places at most higher-priced universities. Welsh universities are facing cuts in their student numbers of up to 58 per cent unless they lower their tuition fees after the principality’s funding council announced a radical version of the English “core-and-margin” model.
Radical measures to bridge gap between supply and demand | Melanie Newman | Times Higher Education | 18 February 2010
Guild HE v-cs’ plans to beat cap: unfunded places or ‘foreign’ fees for rich. Vice-chancellors have proposed radical steps to address the gulf between surging demand for higher education and the number of places available under government restrictions.