Figures released by UCAS have shown record numbers of domiciled Scots going to University. The Undergraduate End of Cycle Report 2017 shows that over 36,500 applicants were accepted a place for this academic year – an increase of over 850 or 2.4%.
Access to Further Education in Orkney is crucial to the islands retaining and recruiting a skilled workforce.
If you are interested in learning more about what is on offer with the University of the Highlands and Islands Orkney College there is an open day on Friday 9th December. From 1pm to 5pm you can find out about courses available for 2018 and those which will be starting in January.
For more information:
Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LX
Tel: 01856 569000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk | facebook @OrkneyCollegeUHI
Commenting on the figures released by UCAS, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Further and Higher Education Minister in the Scottish Government ,said:
“It shows that our education system is supporting an increasing number of people to access higher education – giving them the skills they need to succeed.
“This is also another record year for Scotland’s universities, with the highest ever number of applicants accepted to study here. It is testament to the fact that Scotland remains a destination of choice for students, due in no small part to the reputation for excellence that our institutions have worked hard to achieve.”