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University applications rise during lockdown, with fewer students currently planning to defer

A total of 514,020 people of all ages from across the UK have now applied through @UCAS_Online this year for a place on an undergraduate course – up 1.6% on this point in 2019, and reversing a fall in UK applicants from earlier this year.

Despite the Covid Crisis - there is a rise in number of students planning to start university this autumn

According to @ucas_online - There are currently more applicants holding a firm offer to start a course this autumn than the equivalent point last year, and fewer people accepting an offer for a deferred place.

Nursing and social work degrees have the most diverse pool of applicants compared to other major undergraduate subject areas.

Degree courses training our next generation of health and social care professionals are continuing to accept applications, and new @UCAS insight shows students from all walks of life will receive a warm welcome.

With A-level exams cancelled, how can you help students enrich their UCAS application?

Help students get a head-start on their @UCAS_online applications despite school closures and use project-based work (#PBL) to enrich their subject knowledge and broader skill set  The UCAS application process can be a daunting time for students, as they pull together their academic and extracurricular achievements to secure a spot at the university of their choice. Yet 2020 will stand out as a particularly challenging year for the UK’s A-level students. With the majority of schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Education Secretary made the decision last month to cancel the upcoming GCSE and A-level summer exam series.

A level students still setting their sights on undergraduate study

86% of applicants studying #ALevels who responded to a joint @UCAS_online and @YouthSight survey said they were continuing with their application as planned, in light of disruption caused by #Coronavirus  Almost nine out of ten undergraduate applicants in the UK have not changed their mind about wanting to start university or college this autumn.

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