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Mature Students

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of applications for university places were from mature students in the last 12 months. (127488)

The latest figures published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) last month show that 42,700 or 15 per cent. of students who had applied for full-time undergraduate courses by mid-January for entry in autumn 2007 were mature students.