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Action agreed to support students into preferred universities

Students have been given reassurances on university places and the Government is lifting the cap on medical courses for the coming academic year.


Action agreed to support students into preferred universities
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August 20, 2020, Michelle Donelan MP: The Government and higher education sector have together agreed that all students who achieved the required grades will be offered a place at their first choice university.


Yesterday’s (19 August) daily meeting of the Government’s Higher Education Taskforce agreed to honour all offers across courses to students who meet their conditions this coming year wherever possible, or if maximum capacity is reached to offer an alternative course or a deferred place.


To support this commitment, the Government has lifted the cap on domestic medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and undergraduate teacher training places. Additional teaching grant funding will also be provided to increase capacity in medical, nursing, STEM and other high-cost subjects which are vital to the country’s social needs and economy.


Universities Minister Michelle Donelan said:  

This has been an incredibly difficult time for students and I want to reassure them that every effort is being made to make sure all those who planned to, can move on to higher education.
I am delighted that the Government and the higher education sector have agreed that all students who achieved the required grades will be offered a place at their first choice university. I want universities to do all they can to take them on this year or offer alternative courses or deferred places where required.
This pandemic has highlighted more than ever the importance of our fantastic healthcare services and the need to invest in them. So I am pleased we are removing the cap on these courses and providing additional funding so more students can take up their places now and become our future doctors and healthcare professionals.
We’re working closely with universities to support them, helping them to be flexible for students.

This year many more students have been successful in meeting the required grades to study medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science, and the Government has removed the caps to ensure a supply of students to these courses, which are especially important during the global pandemic.


Lifting the domestic cap on these subjects means if students have met their offer to study at a medical school they should be able to take up that place this year where there is the capacity or be offered a deferred place at their chosen university or higher education provider and course.


There are no Government caps on university nursing places, and the Government is working rapidly to build capacity in the nursing sector to support recruitment to the country’s vital public services.


On Monday, the Government also confirmed it intends to remove temporary student number controls for the 2020/21 academic year to build capacity to admit students this coming year. 


The Universities Minister is sending out a message to students today offering reassurance that the Government is working with the sector to make sure those who planned to, can go to university and set out advice for them.  


If a student receives a centre assessment grade which meets the conditions of their original offer, they should get in touch with their preferred university to discuss what options are available. Students can ‘self-release’ through UCAS from their existing offer and accept a new offer at their preferred university.


Schools and colleges received students’ revised A and AS level grades yesterday and by the end of the week, UCAS aims to share these grades with higher education providers, meaning students can start contacting their previous preferred university if they wish to do so.


The Higher Education Taskforce includes UCAS, the Office for Students (OfS), Universities UK, Guild HE, the Russell Group, Universities Alliance, and Million Plus among other groups.

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