THE publication of A-level results south of the Border has sparked a recruitment drive by Scottish universities to sign up lucrative fee-paying students from the rest of the UK.
As it was announced the overall pass rate for A-levels has risen for the 30th successive year, many institutions in Scotland entered the clearing system, which matches qualified students with places.
The most popular universities – including Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews – do not need to enter clearing because they already attract significant interest from students from the rest of the UK (RUK). However, institutions including Aberdeen, Dundee, Napier and Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, Stirling and the University of the West of Scotland all advertised places on hundreds of courses including languages, physics, economics, history, law, English, philosophy and fine art.
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