Sector chief warns of competition for top university spots

A university sector chief has suggested that students seeking places at the most selective universities could face tougher competition for places on some courses this summer due to pressures on infrastructure, writes Eleanor Busby for The Independent.

Professor Sir Steve West, president of Universities UK (UUK), which represents 140 institutions, said some top universities could limit numbers in subject areas as they may not have enough accommodation, specialist teaching spaces or staffing following major expansion during the COVID years.

Speaking ahead of A-level results day in a fortnight, Sir Steve suggested that some Russell Group universities may not offer as many vacancies on courses in clearing this year because of capacity issues. The Russell Group includes many of the most selective and research-intensive universities in the UK – including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
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