UK Government

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (National): David Willetts comments on UCAS statistics

Press Release   •   Oct 22, 2010 11:35 BST

Commenting on provisional final figures on entrants to Higher Education in 2010/11 issued by UCAS today, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:

"In a year of unprecedented demand for higher education funding we kept our commitment to fund an additional 10,000 student places. There were more first year places this year in English universities than ever before."

"Going to university has always been a competitive process so not all those who apply for a place are accepted. There are other routes into a successful career. The Government has invested in 50,000 additional apprenticeships, and we can help with getting a job or starting a business."

Notes to Editors

1. The UCAS statistics can be found at

2. BIS' online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See for more information.


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