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ERIC Number: EJ999317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
One System or Four? Cross-Border Applications and Entries to Full-Time Undergraduate Courses in the UK since Devolution
Raffe, David; Croxford, Linda
Higher Education Quarterly, v67 n2 p111-134 Apr 2013
This paper uses Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) data on applications and entries to full-time undergraduate courses to examine the changing flows of students across the boundaries of the four countries of the United Kingdom (UK), over a period (1996-2010) that embraces parliamentary devolution. It asks whether the emergence of more distinct administrative systems of higher education, following devolution, is reflected in more distinct social systems as reflected in reduced cross-border flows of students. It reveals a declining tendency for UK applicants to apply to, and enter, higher education in another UK country. This trend is partly attributable to devolution and to consequent changes such as differential fees. However the detailed patterns vary widely across the countries of the UK, across categories of student and across types of institution and programme. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)