Response to DfE announcement on university entry

20 August 2020

Responding to today’s Government announcement on further action to support young people into university, Dr. Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

 “Our universities are working around the clock to support students during this incredibly challenging time. 

“The Government’s decision today to provide additional funding for high-cost courses, such as chemistry and physics, and to lift the number caps on specialist courses, including medicine and dentistry, is a very positive step, which will allow us to increase capacity and help more students to benefit from a high-quality education.  

“Russell Group universities are working with government and will do everything they can to accommodate as many students as possible on their preferred courses this year and will continue to do so wherever this is practically possible. Where this isn't possible, our universities will look to offer deferred places or explore places on alternative courses where the student meets the entry requirements."

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