- Rise in University First-Class Degrees
The number of top degree grades being awarded by UK universities has risen, with some universities giving first-class degrees to more than a third of their students.
- Ucas Figures Reveal that UK University Applications Fall by 4%
According to data from the admissions service Ucas, the number of people applying for UK university places has fallen by more than 25,000 (4%) on last year.
- Institute for Fiscal Studies Reveals That Student Debt has Risen to Over £50,000
According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), students in England are going to graduate with average debts of £50,800, after interest rates are raised on student loans to 6.1%.
- New GCSE Grading Causes Confusion Over University Entry
Cautions have been raised of confusion over university admissions from changes to GCSE exams in England which will create two different pass grades.
- New Ranking System Rates Leading Universities as 'Bronze'
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has rated 295 institutions bronze, silver or gold according to their standard of undergraduate teaching.
- Women Affected by Pay Gap One Year After Graduation
According to Government figures, men are more likely to have higher pay than women who graduated in the same subjects in the same year.
- The Guardian Releases its University League Table for 2018
Cambridge remains on top in the Guardian University Guide League table and Liverpool Hope leapfrogs over University of Liverpool for the first time.
- University Fees Increase
Nearly all universities in England will be able to introduce annual increases to tuition fees until 2020, in a deal which pushes legislation through Parliament before the general election.