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Gender gap in university places.

Gender gap in university places.

"I was never really put off by the fees," says Maya Little.

She is part of a surging number of young women beginning university this autumn, while the number of men going into higher education seems to have stalled.

When fees increased in England in 2012 to £9,000, demand for places carried on rising for women, but not for men.

The latest official figures show 55% of women entering higher education by the age of 30 compared with 43% of men.

The proportion of women pursuing degrees has risen from 47% in 2012 - an annual increase of 18,000 more individual female students.


But there are fewer male students starting this year than in 2011 - with the gender gap now at its widest ever point.

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