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A-level students ‘still look to move away’ for university

31 DEC 2013
Topic : Education News

Only around one in 20 prospective students in state and independent schools say they want to study in their home area, according to a poll of more than 17,000 sixth-form students by career guidance firm Cambridge Occupational Analysts.

Just 7 per cent of would-be students in the UK who responded to the survey say they prefer to remain near their home, compared with 9 per cent in 2011 and 15 per cent in 2004.

Students in Scotland, where there are no tuition fees, are more likely to want to stay at home than elsewhere in the UK, with 31 per cent of students wanting to stay closer to their parents in 2013.

However, that proportion is significantly down on the 44 per cent who wanted to stay at home in 2011 before fees in England rose to £9,000 a year.

Read full article: Times Higher Education