Medical students are being offered £10k just to swap unis

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Medical students are being offered £10,000 to swap universities because some courses are oversubscribed.

Yesterday, A-Level results day, more students than ever met the requirements for their university offers.

8,650 students in England have been accepted onto medicine courses alone, up 23 per cent from last year, according to Ucas.

Usually, the number of medical school places is capped by the government to maintain good teaching and training standards.

It’s thought that cap will be lifted this year, but it’s unclear by how much.

To combat medicine courses being oversubscribed, the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and the Department of Education have organised a “brokerage programme.”

This means that some medical students will be offered the opportunity to change universities and will be compensated £10,000 “for the inconvenience.”

Aside from medicine, loads of other courses filled up quickly yesterday, leaving many students scrambling for places through clearing.

But some Russell Group universities like Leeds and KCL haven’t offered any clearing places at all.

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