The London Institute of Banking & Finance sees increased levels of student applications

17 August, 2017Joe Cockerline

IMG_8296The London Institute of Banking & Finance – a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for students wishing to pursue a career in financial services – has seen an increase in student applications of 112%, bucking the national trend of falling application numbers.

Figures released by UCAS in February showed an overall decrease in applications of 5% from UK applicants and a fall of 7% among EU applicants.

Though applications from 18 year olds have held steady this year, despite a fall of 1% in the 18 year old population, fewer people in older age groups are applying to university, with the number of 19 year old applicants has fallen by 9%, 20 year olds by 9%, 21-24 by 15%, and 25 and over by 23%.

Commenting on the increase in LIBF’s applications, Alex Fraser, Chief Executive at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, said: 

“It is wonderful to see more young people than ever applying to study on our courses. This shows that students place significant value on the experience offered by smaller specialist institutions. 

The personalised support that our students receive from academic and professional staff and the distinctive way that we prepare them for their careers are reflected in the  very high levels of student satisfaction as witnessed by the recent National Student Survey which saw us ranked 5th in the UK.”

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