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Ucas figures show record number of students accepted on degree courses

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

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Record numbers of students are heading to university this year, with almost 400,000 accepted on to degree courses already.

As of midnight, 396,990 undergraduates had been accepted on to courses at UK universities, up 3 per cent on last year, according to Ucas figures and 352,590 have won a place on their first choice of course, up 2 per cent on 2013.

Ucas said that for the first time this year, the total number of people going to university could top half a million.

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