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University acceptances rise by 9%

The number of school leavers who have been accepted into a UK university or college has increased by 9% on last year’s figures.

Today (August 15th), thousands of 18-year-olds around the country pick up their A Level exam results, and UCAS has revealed that 385,910 applicants have been given a place into a further education institution.

Of this figure, 345,300 students were granted a place into their firm choice university, while 98,740 are still awaiting their results and 145,730 have been given the option of going through Clearing.

UCAS Chief Executive Mary Curnock Cook said: “The gateway to higher education swings open for many people today based on tehse results – congratulations to all of them.”

The number of applicants given a place at a UK university or college is 31,600 higher than last year and the biggest number of acceptances ever recorded.

Ms Curnock Cook added that demand for further education has improved since last year and universities are “keen to accept qualified applicants”.

School leavers who have to find an education institution through Clearing can use the UCAS website to help them with the process by clicking here.

Students accepted into The University of Liverpool might be interested in booking their student accommodation at Vita Student at The Chapel – deluxe studio apartments in the heart of the city centre.

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