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Since potentially more students will be deferring university for 2020 until 2021, will this affect the number of offers given out by universities for 2021 applicants?
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Since potentially more students will be deferring university for 2020 until 2021, will this affect the number of offers given out by universities for 2021 applicants?
I doubt there will be a significant increase in those deferring as most don’t want to take a year out and some unis have policies about deferring last minute
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I doubt there will be a significant increase in those deferring as most don’t want to take a year out and some unis have policies about deferring last minute
Nobody knows for certain but Universities UK are anticipating huge numbers deferring and overseas students not being here. A report suggested 230000 students less will go this year. I suspect universities will try to increase their intake next year but they will be limited by the numbers they can fit in lecture halls and accommodation available,
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Nobody knows for certain but Universities UK are anticipating huge numbers deferring and overseas students not being here. A report suggested 230000 students less will go this year. I suspect universities will try to increase their intake next year but they will be limited by the numbers they can fit in lecture halls and accommodation available,
230,000 seems a lot......I’ve seen talk of more around 100,000 but yh they can’t physically compensate for a greater intake next year due to lack of space and funding
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230,000 seems a lot......I’ve seen talk of more around 100,000 but yh they can’t physically compensate for a greater intake next year due to lack of space and funding
here is a copy of the report



"Universities
face funding 'black hole' amid pandemic Universities could face a
£2.5 billion funding "black hole" amid a predicted
collapse in student numbers during the coronavirus pandemic, a report
has warned. Tens of thousands of jobs risk being lost if the
Government fails to take urgent action to mitigate the impact of the
crisis, according to research carried out for the University and
College Union. The union is calling on the Government to underwrite
any funding lost from a drop in student numbers to ensure
universities are not "damaged" when conducting research
into Covid-19.Nearly three in four universities across the UK - which
amounts to around 91 institutions - could be left in a "critical
financial position" amid the pandemic, the report suggests. But
universities that cater for a large number of international students,
who pay more in tuition fees, are set to be hit hardest by a drop in
income in the next academic year (2020-21).The analysis, by London
Economics for the University and College Union (UCU), warns that a
fall in student numbers will lead to £2.5 billion of fee and
teaching grant income being lost. It predicts that the pandemic and
ensuing recession will result in 111,000 fewer home students, and
121,000 fewer international first-year students, attending UK
universities from the autumn. The report also warns that an estimated
30,000 university jobs are at risk, and a further 32,000 jobs are
under threat throughout the wider economy, without Government
intervention. The total economic cost to the country from the reduced
economic activity generated by universities amid a loss in income is
estimated at more than £6 billion, the analysis suggests."
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