Demand to study at our universities is higher than ever

Demand to study at our universities is higher than ever

Demand to study at our universities is higher than ever

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WITH national records being smashed for students going on to do degrees this year, the city’s two universities are in demand more than ever.

After seeing its largest-ever cohort of students graduate this summer, demand to study at the University of Sussex this coming year remains incredibly high – up 6% on last year.

It took 4,000 calls, 1,000 more than last year, from prospective students to its clearing hotline on A-level results day, with 50 lines open at its peak.

They also made 400 offers via its clearing process, more than twice as many as last year.

It was a similar picture at the University of Brighton.

A spokesman said: “Inquiries are up and the volume confirms Brighton’s position as one of the most popular universities in the country.”

UCAS reported a national swell of 3% and the universities’ popularity is in line with the A-level results that also topped the national norm, which the county’s schools are still in delirium about.

James Collett, head of sixth form at BACA, said: “Students and staff have worked extremely hard and deserve their successes.

“These are excellent outcomes for our students and we wish them every success for the future.”

James Kilmartin, headteacher at Cardinal Newman, said: “The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.

“They fully deserve their success and I know that they will want to join me in thanking their teachers for the support and advice which has made a big contribution to it.”

Brighton and Hove High School headteacher Jennifer Smith was very pleased last year’s standards had been maintained and Varndean College’s headteacher Philip Harland was thrilled with the excellent results, particularly against a backdrop of reductions to funding.

In her first year at the school, vice principal Shirley-Ann Brookes-Mills loved her first taste of exam day at BHASVIC, while Burgess Hill School for Girls’ headteacher Ann Aughwane said: “This year’s group has been a joy to work with.

“They are wonderful role models for the younger girls as they demonstrate that it is possible to be the best you can be academically and as a positive contributor to the community around you

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7:34am Sat 16 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

Hardly surprising for Teenagers wanting to come to 'Party Town' is it.

The academic facilities are only 50% of the reason so B&H attracts the wrong kind of Student.
Hardly surprising for Teenagers wanting to come to 'Party Town' is it. The academic facilities are only 50% of the reason so B&H attracts the wrong kind of Student. Nosfaratu
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10:36am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

How many of these students are British?

How many of the British ones will require some form of remedial education upon their arrival?
How many of these students are British? How many of the British ones will require some form of remedial education upon their arrival? notslimjim
  • Score: -2

10:38am Sat 16 Aug 14

rolivan says...

So if there is another big increase where are they going to stay . They should only be allowed an increase in line with purpose built accommodation becoming available. The City is full or is it a case that every house that comes on the market will be bought to accommodate students,and Family homes will become a thing of the past.
So if there is another big increase where are they going to stay . They should only be allowed an increase in line with purpose built accommodation becoming available. The City is full or is it a case that every house that comes on the market will be bought to accommodate students,and Family homes will become a thing of the past. rolivan
  • Score: 8

11:03am Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

More noise 247 in Hanover.
More noise 247 in Hanover. NickBrt
  • Score: 5

11:33am Sat 16 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

There is a marked increase in the numbers of Indian and Chinese students living within the community and they are a delight to live among so let's hope there's more of them.
There is a marked increase in the numbers of Indian and Chinese students living within the community and they are a delight to live among so let's hope there's more of them. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
There is a marked increase in the numbers of Indian and Chinese students living within the community and they are a delight to live among so let's hope there's more of them.
Why don't you move to their country if they are that wonderful?

Why do they escape their own country if it's so wonderful?

The fact is that we Brits have created a fantastic country over the past century or so, and others want to be part of it and share in what we made. Sadly, it is their presence here which is diminishing our quality of life.

Come here to study by all means, then leave and improve both Britain and your own country.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: There is a marked increase in the numbers of Indian and Chinese students living within the community and they are a delight to live among so let's hope there's more of them.[/p][/quote]Why don't you move to their country if they are that wonderful? Why do they escape their own country if it's so wonderful? The fact is that we Brits have created a fantastic country over the past century or so, and others want to be part of it and share in what we made. Sadly, it is their presence here which is diminishing our quality of life. Come here to study by all means, then leave and improve both Britain and your own country. notslimjim
  • Score: -3

1:26pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Don't blame foreigners for our country going to the dogs, we've done it ourselves.
The reason we import so many highly educated and high performing foreign people is because we've let our younger generation down and many just want to be pop stars and bloggers.
Go into Brighton on a Friday and Saturday night and watch the drunken brawling young people, watch the trash on Jeremy Kyle generations of workshy Brits who think it's ok to live off the state, look at the headlines in The Argus, old folk beaten up, women beaten up, warnings being issued to women that they face domestic violence if England lose a football match, British graduates applying for jobs who cannot spell or articulate themselves at interview and who are so sleepy on the job because they've been up all night playing who their XBox or clubbing. British students urinating on war memorials.
Seriously Jim, British people have to look at what we have done to ourselves.
If we want Britain to be great, sadly employers are looking abroad.
Don't blame foreigners for our country going to the dogs, we've done it ourselves. The reason we import so many highly educated and high performing foreign people is because we've let our younger generation down and many just want to be pop stars and bloggers. Go into Brighton on a Friday and Saturday night and watch the drunken brawling young people, watch the trash on Jeremy Kyle generations of workshy Brits who think it's ok to live off the state, look at the headlines in The Argus, old folk beaten up, women beaten up, warnings being issued to women that they face domestic violence if England lose a football match, British graduates applying for jobs who cannot spell or articulate themselves at interview and who are so sleepy on the job because they've been up all night playing who their XBox or clubbing. British students urinating on war memorials. Seriously Jim, British people have to look at what we have done to ourselves. If we want Britain to be great, sadly employers are looking abroad. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 11

1:58pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Don't blame foreigners for our country going to the dogs, we've done it ourselves.
The reason we import so many highly educated and high performing foreign people is because we've let our younger generation down and many just want to be pop stars and bloggers.
Go into Brighton on a Friday and Saturday night and watch the drunken brawling young people, watch the trash on Jeremy Kyle generations of workshy Brits who think it's ok to live off the state, look at the headlines in The Argus, old folk beaten up, women beaten up, warnings being issued to women that they face domestic violence if England lose a football match, British graduates applying for jobs who cannot spell or articulate themselves at interview and who are so sleepy on the job because they've been up all night playing who their XBox or clubbing. British students urinating on war memorials.
Seriously Jim, British people have to look at what we have done to ourselves.
If we want Britain to be great, sadly employers are looking abroad.
Their are various reasons as to why this place is not as pleasant as it was 40 years ago.

The destruction of the grammar schools and the removal of competition and discipline in schools in general are largely to blame. Add to that a desire to keep criminals on the streets rather than punish them.

However, the effects of immigration in that period cannot be overlooked looked when examining what has spoiled our country. It has caused resentment and hatred. We didn't need Race Laws until 1965 because there wasn't a problem with race until we through open our borders at the start of the decade.

Immigration causes overcrowded, strains on our services, our housing stock and our school places. our jobs are no longer ours, our wages are kept low due to the immigrants accepting the minimum wage (a disastrous policy designed to punish the working class for being working class)

Then there is the social impact. Our cities are no longer ours. They are no-go areas for us. try walking down Whitechapel Road with an England shirt and a can of lager and see the response. The 'white flight' is affecting the towns and villages around the major cities (especially here in Sussex) in a negative way.We see almost daily reports of some cooked-up 'racial' incident showing how much resentment those of other cultures are bringing.

Yes, 'we' the governments over the past 40 years have sought to destroy this country's social fabric, but 'we the people want to do something about that. if people like you are happy to see the destruction of our culture ( and that includes our ethnic composition) then fine, but don't get upset at those who see that as a bad thing.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Don't blame foreigners for our country going to the dogs, we've done it ourselves. The reason we import so many highly educated and high performing foreign people is because we've let our younger generation down and many just want to be pop stars and bloggers. Go into Brighton on a Friday and Saturday night and watch the drunken brawling young people, watch the trash on Jeremy Kyle generations of workshy Brits who think it's ok to live off the state, look at the headlines in The Argus, old folk beaten up, women beaten up, warnings being issued to women that they face domestic violence if England lose a football match, British graduates applying for jobs who cannot spell or articulate themselves at interview and who are so sleepy on the job because they've been up all night playing who their XBox or clubbing. British students urinating on war memorials. Seriously Jim, British people have to look at what we have done to ourselves. If we want Britain to be great, sadly employers are looking abroad.[/p][/quote]Their are various reasons as to why this place is not as pleasant as it was 40 years ago. The destruction of the grammar schools and the removal of competition and discipline in schools in general are largely to blame. Add to that a desire to keep criminals on the streets rather than punish them. However, the effects of immigration in that period cannot be overlooked looked when examining what has spoiled our country. It has caused resentment and hatred. We didn't need Race Laws until 1965 because there wasn't a problem with race until we through open our borders at the start of the decade. Immigration causes overcrowded, strains on our services, our housing stock and our school places. our jobs are no longer ours, our wages are kept low due to the immigrants accepting the minimum wage (a disastrous policy designed to punish the working class for being working class) Then there is the social impact. Our cities are no longer ours. They are no-go areas for us. try walking down Whitechapel Road with an England shirt and a can of lager and see the response. The 'white flight' is affecting the towns and villages around the major cities (especially here in Sussex) in a negative way.We see almost daily reports of some cooked-up 'racial' incident showing how much resentment those of other cultures are bringing. Yes, 'we' the governments over the past 40 years have sought to destroy this country's social fabric, but 'we the people want to do something about that. if people like you are happy to see the destruction of our culture ( and that includes our ethnic composition) then fine, but don't get upset at those who see that as a bad thing. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

8:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I agree with you about grammar schools. This week state grammar schools returned some of the best results in the UK up in the ranks with some of the most famous private schools.
British parents needs to realise we are in a global market and their kids are competing with other countries not just other UK people their age.
Seriously Slimjim, my heart sinks when I get ten graduates in for interview and the foreign ones are so far ahead. It makes me want to shake our home grown young people as they sit at the interview telling me they want a gap year while the Eastern Europeans tell us they are studying languages in their weekends and setting up businesses while working full time.
Their ambition is unrivalled. I think the issues are complex, but you can't knock foreigners for being ambitious or blame them for our mess.
We should export all our trash, British and foreign and keep all the good ones.
I agree with you about grammar schools. This week state grammar schools returned some of the best results in the UK up in the ranks with some of the most famous private schools. British parents needs to realise we are in a global market and their kids are competing with other countries not just other UK people their age. Seriously Slimjim, my heart sinks when I get ten graduates in for interview and the foreign ones are so far ahead. It makes me want to shake our home grown young people as they sit at the interview telling me they want a gap year while the Eastern Europeans tell us they are studying languages in their weekends and setting up businesses while working full time. Their ambition is unrivalled. I think the issues are complex, but you can't knock foreigners for being ambitious or blame them for our mess. We should export all our trash, British and foreign and keep all the good ones. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 6

11:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Vigilia says...

"A spokesman said: “Inquiries are up and the volume confirms Brighton’s position as one of the most popular universities in the country.”

There's ambition for for you in wanting to come to either the 31st or 73rd university in the national league tables. Methinks it may be more the Skid Row-on -Sea reputation of the location than the institution's reputation.
"A spokesman said: “Inquiries are up and the volume confirms Brighton’s position as one of the most popular universities in the country.” There's ambition for for you in wanting to come to either the 31st or 73rd university in the national league tables. Methinks it may be more the Skid Row-on -Sea reputation of the location than the institution's reputation. Vigilia
  • Score: 0

8:23am Sun 17 Aug 14

Sussex jim says...

It should be quality, not quantity. We do need highly qualified graduates in this country in order to secure our future position in the world. But there must be career opportunities for those who obtain degrees.
Someone has to empty the dustbins. Offering a chance of a university education to all is just not practical; places should be rationed, and the educationally challenged need not apply.
It should be quality, not quantity. We do need highly qualified graduates in this country in order to secure our future position in the world. But there must be career opportunities for those who obtain degrees. Someone has to empty the dustbins. Offering a chance of a university education to all is just not practical; places should be rationed, and the educationally challenged need not apply. Sussex jim
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Sun 17 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
I agree with you about grammar schools. This week state grammar schools returned some of the best results in the UK up in the ranks with some of the most famous private schools.
British parents needs to realise we are in a global market and their kids are competing with other countries not just other UK people their age.
Seriously Slimjim, my heart sinks when I get ten graduates in for interview and the foreign ones are so far ahead. It makes me want to shake our home grown young people as they sit at the interview telling me they want a gap year while the Eastern Europeans tell us they are studying languages in their weekends and setting up businesses while working full time.
Their ambition is unrivalled. I think the issues are complex, but you can't knock foreigners for being ambitious or blame them for our mess.
We should export all our trash, British and foreign and keep all the good ones.
Funnily enough, not everyone views Britain as a place that is in competition with other countries.

It's a place to live work and die without any foreign input or interference.

We are fed up of dying in foreign wars, and we are fed up of seeing either our jobs go abroad or get taken here by someone from abroad.

If the Est Europeans were that academic, they'd be choosing other countries than ours in which to study.

No, they study here because they plan to stay on afterwards in this wonderful country our forefathers created.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: I agree with you about grammar schools. This week state grammar schools returned some of the best results in the UK up in the ranks with some of the most famous private schools. British parents needs to realise we are in a global market and their kids are competing with other countries not just other UK people their age. Seriously Slimjim, my heart sinks when I get ten graduates in for interview and the foreign ones are so far ahead. It makes me want to shake our home grown young people as they sit at the interview telling me they want a gap year while the Eastern Europeans tell us they are studying languages in their weekends and setting up businesses while working full time. Their ambition is unrivalled. I think the issues are complex, but you can't knock foreigners for being ambitious or blame them for our mess. We should export all our trash, British and foreign and keep all the good ones.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, not everyone views Britain as a place that is in competition with other countries. It's a place to live work and die without any foreign input or interference. We are fed up of dying in foreign wars, and we are fed up of seeing either our jobs go abroad or get taken here by someone from abroad. If the Est Europeans were that academic, they'd be choosing other countries than ours in which to study. No, they study here because they plan to stay on afterwards in this wonderful country our forefathers created. notslimjim
  • Score: -1

7:44am Mon 18 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

We are all fed up Jim, sadly the UK does not manufacture and cannot even provide it's own energy to survive so we have no choice to compete in the global market otherwise we will be frozen out. A good example will be the i360. Most of the kit will be imported from the big engineering countries such as Germany or Holland. We sold British Steel to India and they then closed us down.
The main generation of wealth for the UK is the banking industry hence the lack of desire for the UK Govt to clamp down on the disgraceful behaviour of the industry.
It's too late to go back, but our younger generation can try and keep up.
We are all fed up Jim, sadly the UK does not manufacture and cannot even provide it's own energy to survive so we have no choice to compete in the global market otherwise we will be frozen out. A good example will be the i360. Most of the kit will be imported from the big engineering countries such as Germany or Holland. We sold British Steel to India and they then closed us down. The main generation of wealth for the UK is the banking industry hence the lack of desire for the UK Govt to clamp down on the disgraceful behaviour of the industry. It's too late to go back, but our younger generation can try and keep up. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

8:36am Mon 18 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
We are all fed up Jim, sadly the UK does not manufacture and cannot even provide it's own energy to survive so we have no choice to compete in the global market otherwise we will be frozen out. A good example will be the i360. Most of the kit will be imported from the big engineering countries such as Germany or Holland. We sold British Steel to India and they then closed us down.
The main generation of wealth for the UK is the banking industry hence the lack of desire for the UK Govt to clamp down on the disgraceful behaviour of the industry.
It's too late to go back, but our younger generation can try and keep up.
Actually, the UK DOES have a manufacturing industry.

Who, for example, makes the world's best F1 cars?
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: We are all fed up Jim, sadly the UK does not manufacture and cannot even provide it's own energy to survive so we have no choice to compete in the global market otherwise we will be frozen out. A good example will be the i360. Most of the kit will be imported from the big engineering countries such as Germany or Holland. We sold British Steel to India and they then closed us down. The main generation of wealth for the UK is the banking industry hence the lack of desire for the UK Govt to clamp down on the disgraceful behaviour of the industry. It's too late to go back, but our younger generation can try and keep up.[/p][/quote]Actually, the UK DOES have a manufacturing industry. Who, for example, makes the world's best F1 cars? notslimjim
  • Score: -1

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