Lancaster University applications soar

LANCASTER’S universities have seen applications from prospective students soar – despite fears the new fees regime would scare many off.

While UCAS figures show a drop of nine per cent in applications so far nationwide, Lancaster University has already had 3,000 applications from sixth formers, an increase of one per cent on last year.

Both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria are now working hard to reassure prospective students about the fees increase in a bid to stop them opting out of university.

The University of Cumbria is to charge £8,400 per year, while Lancaster University is asking for the maximum £9,000.

See the Lancaster Guardian (10-11-11) for full story.