Applications rise for 2012 study

While it is still early days in the application cycle, the University’s total applications are up by 6.4 per cent compared with the same point last year.

Nationally, applications are down by 12.9 per cent.

Two successful Open Days were held at the Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on October 8 and November 26, with almost 5,000 people heading through the doors over the two days.

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Our Open Days are an excellent opportunity to see what our University has to offer, meet current students and chat to lecturers. We’re delighted that so many potential students are coming along to research the University and discuss the life changing options on offer.

“Our finance support schemes are proving particularly popular, and our experts have all the latest information on the University’s scholarships and bursaries, as well as the national picture regarding loans and grants.”

Paul Travill, Academic Registrar, said: “As of November 27, our total applications are up by 6.4 per cent compared with the same point last year.

“While it is still relatively early in the application cycle, we are pleased that our applications are increasing.

“We have put together a comprehensive scholarship package for full-time undergraduate students coming to us in 2012 and would encourage anyone interested in studying at the University of Wolverhampton to visit our scholarship webpages www.wlv.ac.uk/begreat or to get in touch at 0800 953 3222.”

Across the sector nationally, applications from mature students have decreased compared to last year, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer was recently involved in the launch of a new million+ and NUS report looking at the needs of this group. The study will use surveys and workshops to capture the experiences of mature students wherever they are studying, culminating in the publication of guidance, good practice and recommendations for government, universities and student unions.

The University of Wolverhampton holds Open Days and evenings throughout the year to enable all prospective students to visit the facilities and also discuss the different options available, including part-time study and Postgraduate education.

The University’s next Open Day will take place on 3 March 2012.

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