A lost generation of learners?

Recent reports suggest that up to a quarter of a million could miss out on UK university places after a 12% rise on last year’s record number of applications. Sally Hunt, the general secretary of the University and College Union, has responded to the release of this data:

Today’s figures make frightening reading. Other countries are increasing the number of graduates to compete in a high-skill knowledge economy, yet our government seems intent on doing the opposite. It is not scaremongering to talk about a lost generation of learners.

The decision not to fund student places properly and to make savage cuts to higher education will come back and haunt this country and will lead to a huge skills deficit.”


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