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Buckingham bucks the trend for admissions

7 February 2019

Buckingham is bucking the trend with applications by being up 25% at a time where UK figures for admission are almost static, a report by UCAS reveals.

The report published by UCAS shows that there has been a record number of international applicants applying for courses in the UK. The figures, 63,690, show a nine per cent increase from 2018. Applicants from the European Union have also increased by one percent to 43,890.

There has been a very small rise of 1.4 per cent in applicants from the UK applying to University. The total number of UK applicants stands at 453,840.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said: “Given the challenges the sector is facing we are thrilled that our figures have risen by 25% in the last year. It’s tremendous to see demand for UK degrees remain strong with home as well as overseas students, including those from the EU.

“The demand for two-year degrees is unprecedented. Historically, two-year degrees primarily attracted mature students, but that trend is shifting towards 18-year-olds.”

The University of Buckingham was ranked at the top for teaching quality in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and top for student experience by the National Student Survey.

The University of Buckingham is still open for direct applications. Find out more about our Open Days.