Over the past two decade the number of students in the UK has ballooned. A recent House of Commons briefing paper reported that 271,000 students in 1994 who applied via UCAS were accepted to British universities. By 2019, this number had almost doubled to 541,000. A total of 2.4 million students studied in the UK in 2018 -2019 academic year.
University exam marking boycott is a disgrace
Robbing students of the ability to graduate after years of Covid disruption is shameful – but lecturers aren’t the only ones to blame.