UK: Rush for university places wanesDaily Mail.
The number of applicants for this year is up by only 1.4% on this time last year, according to figures published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Although the total is still a record, and more than 200,000 applicants are likely to be left without a place, the increase is believed to be the smallest in more than three decades and is in stark comparison to last year's rise of 15%. Experts had predicted a massive rush to get on courses this year before tuition fees rise to up to £9,000 (US$14,724) a year in autumn 2012, with the average at around £8,600. They believed many students will cancel plans for a gap year to avoid soaring fees.
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