How Choice Has Declined In Higher Education

The number of full-time undergraduate courses on offer at UK universities has fallen by more than a quarter (27%) since 2006, according to a report by the University and College Union. The research reveals the number of degree courses on offer at British universities has been slashed by more than a quarter in the past six years, with almost 20,000 fewer full-time undergraduate courses available now than there were in 2006. Among the cuts are plans to slash STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – by 14.6 per cent, the very subjects the government pledged to protect this year. Leadership Briefing Issue 6.09 (69)

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