Number of pupils planning to go to university ‘at lowest level in 8 years’

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed who said they were unlikely to go to university cited financial concerns, such as student debt, as their reason. Fewer young people now aspire to attend university, according to a new poll, with many citing financial concerns or saying they simply do not like the idea. Around three-quarters (74 per cent) of secondary school pupils are planning to study for a degree – but this figure is at its lowest level since 2009, according to the Sutton Trust survey. Read More