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David Barrett Assistant Director. Latest UCAS applications data Application rates for 18 year olds are at their highest ever levels Record rates of young.

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1 David Barrett Assistant Director

2 Latest UCAS applications data Application rates for 18 year olds are at their highest ever levels Record rates of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are applying to university

3 18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged areas Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report POLAR 2 Q1.

4 18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged areas Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report POLAR 2 Q1. +60% increase from 2006

5 Continued improvement in continuation rates. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency

6 18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers for most disadvantaged areas. Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report POLAR 2 Q1.

7 18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report POLAR 2

8 Trends by age group Source: UCAS Analysis Report (2015) UK application rates by country, region, constituency, sex, age and background

9 Regional gaps widen as London grows faster Source: UCAS Analysis Report (2015) UK application rates by country, region, constituency, sex, age and background

10 Differences in attainment. Source: HEFCE publication 2013/15, Higher education and beyond: Outcomes from full-time first degree study

11 Decline in part-time student numbers

12 Part-time undergraduate UK and EU entrants in England

13 Looking ahead Removal of student number controls Building on National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCOs) Changes in postgraduate financial support Demographic change 2015 Election

14 UK 18 year old population Source: UCAS Analysis Report 2015

15 OFFA Strategic Plan Published Thursday 26 February Developed through consultation Sets out our aims from Two key aims: – to increase the proportion of learners from disadvantaged groups who enter, succeed in and are well prepared to progress from higher education to employment or postgraduate study – to make faster progress in improving access to the most selective higher education institutions by students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups.

16 How we’re working with institutions Two examples: ‘A journey to medicine: outreach guidance’ Financial support project including joint conference 11th March

17 Thanks for listening


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