Turn autoplay off [extract] Turn autoplay on [extract] Please activate cookies in order to turn autoplay off [extract] The 12% fall in Ucas applications is welcome – young people are being encouraged to choose the path that is right for them [extract] A dangerous conveyor belt transports many of our young people to university education. It is dangerous, to pinch an ugly word from trade union lexicography, for its “automaticity”, the almost involuntary expectation that university is the right option simply because it’s available. [extract] [extract] An unintended consequence of the fee/loan structure, which kicks in next academic year, is that it is has forced a period of reflection upon many children,highlighted by the 12% fall in applications to university revealed by Ucas. But I welcome it. [extract] [extract] In 1969, I applied to Cambridge University to read economics but was rejected for lacking “academic maturity”. I swore a bit and accepted an “easy offer” of two Bs and a C fr…
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