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Trends in undergraduate recruitment

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Universities UK. (2014) Trends in undergraduate recruitment . Trends in undergraduate recruitment, ( ). pp. 1-48.


This report focuses on recent trends in UK and EU-domiciled undergraduate recruitment to higher education institutions in England. The analysis, based on the publicly available sources of data combined with qualitative evidence gathered from interviews and surveys of Universities UK members, provides an assessment of trends in UK and EU-domiciled recruitment, the factors driving these changes and the challenges these present for institutions. Analysis covers the period prior to, and following, the implementation of reforms to funding of undergraduate provision for UK and EU-domiciled students in academic year 2012-13. Baselines of 2010-11, the last year of relative stability in undergraduate funding, and 2007-08 (for longer trends) are used to examine trends in undergraduate recruitment. The report is the third in Universities UK's series The funding environment for universities 2014 which monitors the impact of changes in funding on the higher education sector.
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Access and widening participation > Extent and pattern of participation
Universities UK
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Trends in undergraduate recruitment
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13 Aug 2014
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