14th February 2007

 

APPLICATIONS TO UNIVERSITY ARE UP

 

The University of Lincoln is among the top 25 universities in the UK to have achieved an increase in UCAS applications.

 

The University of Lincoln has increased its applications by 14.1% compared to the same period last year. (Figures are calculated up until the 15th January.)

 

The university is the second highest university in the East Midlands to have achieved an increase. The University of Northampton achieved a 23.1% increase putting it top in the region.

 

However, the University of Lincoln has had a higher increase in applications than the De Montfort University, University of Derby, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, Bishop Grosseteste, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

 

Figures produced by UCAS show the total number of applications for full-time undergraduate courses at the university is 10,546 compared to 9,243 at the same period in 2006.

 

Universities across England are celebrating an overall increase of 6.4% in the number of people applying to full-time undergraduate courses compared to the same period last year.

 

2006 saw a dip in applications for the very first time. This year's increase brings a sigh of relief for universities as worries that variable tuition fees would affect applications for a second year running.

 

“An increase of 14.1% is excellent news for the university as we clearly beat the national average of 6.4%. The rapid growth of the university over the last few years highlights popularity and success,” said university spokesperson Sophie Gayler.

 

“Everything that the university has to offer from courses to student experience makes the University of Lincoln an increasingly popular choice for potential students.”

 

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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