University entrants: Record 500,000 started courses in 2014

The number of UK university entrants passed 500,000 for the first time in 2014, with women still more likely to enter higher education than men, Ucas admissions service figures show.

Among 18-year-olds, 34% of women were allocated university places, compared with 26% of men.

The gap is more than 50% in a quarter of parliamentary constituencies.

The admissions figures also suggest more students with lower grades are getting places at top universities.

- Read More: bbc.com


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