LJMU sees rise in applicant numbers

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Liverpool John Moores is celebrating a rise in the number of applicants wanting to study at the university, despite higher tuition fees.

Applications to study at the University, which charges maximum fees of £9,000 a year, have increased by 8%, beating the national average of a 3.5% rise.

Figures issued by the universities admission service UCAS have shown an increase in the number of people wanting to enrol on science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses, with applications up by nearly a fifth.

LJMU’s Director of Student Recruitment Carolyn Williams told JMU Journalism: “It’s still early in the recruitment cycle but we are cautiously optimistic that we are on track to meet our recruitment targets for the 2013 academic year.”

The number of applicants putting John Moores as their first choice University has also seen a rise of a quarter.

Carolyn told JMU Journalism: “Our degrees offer students the right combination of academic excellence and real world experience to make them highly employable even in times as tough as these.

“There’s no doubt that the Liverpool-effect is also attracting more and more people from outside the North West.

“Liverpool is a brilliant student city – affordable, exciting and growing economically. Add these together and it makes a brilliant package for would-be university students.”

LJMU will continue to receive applications up until the start of the 2013/2014 academic year to the delight of many potential students.

University of Liverpool has also seen an increase of applicants for the year of 2013 with 32,167 students applying for courses, which is a 10% increase compared to this time last year.

Liverpool Hope University revealed they have suffered a slight drop in applicants.

About Hannah Ashraf, JMU Journalism