Tag : ucas

Universities Accused of Racially Profiling UCAS Applications

7 months ago / 0 comments

Data from UCAS has revealed that black students applying to university are more likely to have their applications investigated than white students. The information shows that last September, 419 black students had their applications highlighted as requiring further investigation, compared to 181 from white students. This means it is 21 … Read More

North South divide influences two thirds of University Applicants

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nearly two thirds of prospective students are influenced by the north-south divide when it comes to applying to universities. Research conducted by The Student Room, an online forum for students, showed that almost 62% of students would prefer to study in the South, compared to just 38% who would rather … Read More

Teachers boosting A-level predictions to help uni applicants

3 years ago / 0 comments

An increasing number of teachers are now deliberately overestimating their pupils’ predicted A-level grades in order to secure them offers from top universities. Figures from UCAS show there has been a 9 percentage point increase in those predicted an A and two B’s since 2011. Now 63 percent of all pupils … Read More

Uni gender gap hits record level

3 years ago / 0 comments

A report published by the university admissions service, UCAS, has shown a widening gender disparity in applications, with the difference between the sexes hitting a record high. As of the 15th January deadline, 343,930 women had applied to university for the 2016/17 academic year, some 94,140 more than men. This … Read More

Student numbers slide as £9k fees kick in

6 years ago / 0 comments

The University has admitted that it is missing its target for students starting at Leeds this year. According to University Senate documents seen by this paper, the University is experiencing a shortfall in undergraduates, with at least 500 fewer than expected starting in September. Commenting on the figures, the University … Read More