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24.12.09. Universities slash places in cash crisis

As Timesonline reports a funding squeeze will mean thousands of would-be students missing out

UNIVERSITIES hit by a funding crisis are reducing the number of places they offer to British undergraduates, despite soaring numbers of applicants.
Those cutting places include the London School of Economics and Essex and Edinburgh Universities; institutions freezing numbers include Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, King’s College London, Imperial College London and Warwick.

The biggest cut, however, is at Edinburgh — it is reducing its 2010 intake by 1,300 places, nearly a third of the total.
The combination of fewer places and surging applications is making this year’s fight for places at leading institutions the most competitive of recent years.
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