Demand to study at Wolverhampton is growing as the
University bucks the national trend with an increase in
applications of 5% from last year, latest figures have
As of the January 15 deadline for UCAS submissions, the
University of Wolverhampton’s applications were up by 5.4% compared
with the same point in 2011 and up by 19.1% compared with 2010.
This is the highest growth of any institution in the Midlands
and the 7th highest growth of all English universities.
Across England, applications are down by 9.9%, meaning
Wolverhampton is about 15% above the sector average.
But Government policy has driven a reduction in the overall
number of student places the University can offer, as places are
distributed to other parts of the country.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “The University
has seen a rise in applications of over 5%, illustrating strong
confidence in the quality of our courses and based on excellent
partnerships with schools and colleges.
“The reduction in places due to Government-imposed limits means
we will potentially have to turn away a lot of well qualified
applicants, and the University will be unable to further support
the skills development needed for regeneration of the Black
Country, at a time of high unemployment in the area.
“We will continue to support as many applicants as possible to
meet their aspirations to enter Higher Education. The majority of
our students are from widening participation backgrounds and many
are first generation students, for whom Higher Education will
provide life changing opportunities.
“The University is gearing up to provide additional part-time
opportunities and will help applicants take advantage of new
financial support for part-time students through our intensive part
time course provision.”
The University has received 19,269 applications from prospective
students for the 2012/13 academic year. At the same point in the
2011/12 academic year, 18,282 applications had been received and in
2010, 16,176 applications had been received.
The University’s next Open Day will take place at the
Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, 3 March 2012 from
10am until 3pm.
Details of the University’s scholarship packages are available
For further information about University Open Days, visit
call 0800 953 3222.
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Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Monday, 30 January 2012
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