TWO Liverpool universities are celebrating an annual surge in student applications.
But although the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores trounced the national average for the rise in applications – the number of students vying for a place is still slightly down compared to 2011 levels which triggered a dash to beat rising tuition fees.
However delighted academics said the year-on-year rises was proof Liverpool was still a world-renowned destination for students.
Applications to the University of Liverpool for 2013 entry have increased compared to this time last year by 10.35% with 32,167 students applying for courses.
This is against a higher education sector increase nationally of 3.5%.
And delighted officials said this year’s figures are just 572 short of the number of applications received in 2011 ahead of the fee rise at the university which since 2012 has charged the maximum £9,000 annual tuition fees.
Liverpool John Moores University which also charges the maximum fees has also seen a spike in annual applications from students wishing to take full degrees.