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Record numbers of Scots heading to university

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Record numbers of Scots heading to university

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Record numbers of Scots heading to university

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Record numbers of Scots heading to university

To coincide with exam results day in Scotland the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has published analysis of key figures for the 2017 university entrance cycle.

Today’s figures show that more pupils from Scotland have achieved a university place on exams results day than in any previous year. Of these a record number are going to study at a Scottish university. The figures also show a 13% increase in placed applicants from Scotland’s most deprived communities.

The Scottish Funding Council’s Interim Chief Executive said: “This is really good news. Today’s figures show that 28,700 Scottish students have secured a place at university and 27,830 will be starting their studies at a Scottish University. This reflects the strength of the university sector in Scotland.

“I am especially pleased today to see the 13% increase in students from the most deprived areas of Scotland going to a Scottish university. Although there is more work to be done, today’s figures indicate that we are taking significant steps in the right direction.”