A recent Guardian poll finds that all courses at Birmingham University, Bristol University, Edinburgh University and Warwick University are full nine days before A-level results.
The Guardian poll of 38 UK universities reveals that “increasing demand for degree courses – up 11.6 per cent this year – intensified by the recession and a cut in available places means that nine days ahead of A-level results, even some of the brightest teenagers in the country, predicted to achieve more than 90% in their exams, are failing to secure a university place.”
Over subscribed British universities will result in 225,000 student applicants being turned away. As a consequence private English-speaking colleges and universities in Spain such as Marbella University are set to benefit from taking up the slack. UK applications for places at universities have exceeded 660,000, an increase of 68,000 on the previous year.