August 16, 2021
by The Guardian
Students who have won a place on an oversubscribed dentistry degree in England are being offered £10,000 to transfer to a different university with places available.
But universities warn cash incentives won’t relieve the pressure on many dental courses.
Like medicine, dental schools have been hit by the double whammy of a huge increase in demand for places, and far more students than expected achieving the high A-level grades needed to secure their offer. This year 28,690 students applied to study medicine and dentistry, a rise of 21% on last year, according to figures from university admissions service Ucas.