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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 is still open for direct applications. Find out more about our Open Days.