Elite UK universities take lion’s share of bump in recruitment

From Times Higher Education: “The UK’s most selective universities boasted record intakes as A-level results were released, with students on oversubscribed medical courses being offered £10,000 to switch institutions. Overall a record 435,430 students were placed on UK degree courses on results day, up 5 per cent on 2020. With 44.8 per cent of all A levels being awarded at A* or A in a second year of rapid grade inflation because of the use of teacher-assessed scores instead of examinations, data released by Ucas showed that the most selective institutions had taken the lion’s share of increased recruitment at this stage.”

View the full article from Times Higher Education. [Subscription required.]

Weekly Education Email Newsletter

Our weekly email delivers all the latest news from the world of higher education direct to your inbox.