Media Coverage of London Economics’ Analysis of the COVID-19 Impact on Student Deferrals

May 21, 2020

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London Economics recently published some further analysis for the University and Colleges Union. There has been some widespread media coverage since it was published on May 21st. The presentation looks at potential deferral rates and student switching in Clearing, and the consequences in terms of university enrolments and finances.

Below are some of the articles citing the report:

France 24: “What future for universities? Coronavirus upends higher learning” (video interview)

The Telegraph: “One in five students could opt for gap year if universities not back to normal”

The Guardian: “UK universities facing £760m hit as one in five students plan to defer”

Reuters: “Breakingviews – Corona Capital”

Greenock Telegraph: “One in five students could defer going to university due to Covid-19 – poll”

The Spectator: “Covid-19 update: Cancer deaths, A&E and the lockdown effect”

Daily Mail: “Is this the future of life on campus?”

Arab News: “Universities must adapt to survive in post-pandemic world”

Residential Landlord Association: “What will September bring for student landlords?”