By @mhawksey

Scottish Universities See Rise in Applications

BBC News Scotland reported on recent UCAS figures showing that there has been rises in applications to Scottish universities. The biggest rise was reported in the over 25s with a 108% increase in applications. There were also rises in the 21-24 age group which was up by 58% and the under 20s which were up by almost 20%. Overall applications have increased by almost 32% since last year. Reasons for the rise include changes to the admission processes, the effects of the current economic situation and students reapplying having missed out on places last year.
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