Lucy Kenderdine reports for the University of Nottingham’s Impact on the news that it recieved more applications than any other for the upcoming academic year:
The University of Nottingham has been declared the UK’s most popular university after receiving the most applications this year. Recent statistics show that the university has experienced an increase in applications in 2012, despite a national downturn in the number of overall applications.
The statistics released in late January by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show a 0.3% rise in applications to the university, from 49,278 in 2011 up to 49,441 this year, whereas the national average saw a decline of 8.7%.
The rise in tuition fees and decreased government funding have been blamed for the fall in applications nationally as uncertainty surrounds the future of higher education. However, the statistics released show that the University of Nottingham has overcome these new challenges and even increased its popularity amongst applicants despite plans to charge £9,000 in tuition fees next year.
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