Record number of Freshers coming to Southampton

Like lambs to the slaughter, a record number of freshers will soon be landing in Southampton. The University of Southampton has announced its best ever recruitment year for new students, […]


Like lambs to the slaughter, a record number of freshers will soon be landing in Southampton.

The University of Southampton has announced its best ever recruitment year for new students, with a record amount of undergraduate students planning on joining in September.

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Soon to be infested with thousands of confused teenagers

Now the dust has settled on 2015’s A level results, the university has confirmed a place for over 6000 undergraduate students. This is the largest ever amount of students recruited by the University of Southampton in one year.

This increase in recruitment is in line with the University’s predicted growth of intake, since the lift of the undergraduate recruitment restrictions by the government.

The university also received a record number of phone calls on the 13th and 14th August with over 40,000 prospective students calling the ‘clearing hotline’.

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Some of the 6000 freshers on an absolute mad one.

But this isn’t all. Over 5% nationally of the people who used the ‘Adjustment’ scheme decided to choose our university, meaning that they decided that the University of Southampton was better than where they had applied. Looks like we’re moving up in the world.

Professor Alex Neill, Pro Vice-Chancellor for education at the university had this to say about the record amount of students being recruited:

This year’s success in our recruitment cycle is the result of months of hard work, It’s the first time we’ve operated in a genuine ‘market’ for students and we’re very pleased with the way that’s worked out for the University.

He also added:

Our success can also be attributed to the incoming students’ response to our reputation for quality as reflected in our excellent QAA review, our much improved NSS results and continued rise in league table positions in recent months.

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