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UCAS: What is the ‘Journey To A Million’?

16 May 2023

Following on from our latest Accommodation Matters episode ‘What does 1 million applicants mean for student accommodation?’, we now share Jenny Shaw’s full interview with Ben Jordan, Head of Policy at UCAS, about the UCAS ‘Journey To A Million’ essay series – sponsored by Unite Students and Knight Frank.

In this short 10-minute primer, Ben shares:

  • What the core ‘Journey to a Million’ concept is
  • Where the projection of a million applicants for UK universities comes from
  • Key themes of the campaign
  • Some of the major players in responding to applicant growth

Jenny and Ben also delve into some of the potential outcomes and implications of a growth in applicant demand, including further education, university choices, international students and the wider student experience.

Accommodation Matters brings together sector experts to discuss the Higher Education sector’s key issues through the lens of student accommodation. This episode was recorded on 17th April 2023 and produced by Ed Palmer.



The UCAS Journey To A Million essay collection, sponsored by Unite Students and Knight Frank, can be found at the UCAS website.

What does the Journey to a Million mean for student accommodation?‘, the Unite Students and Knight Frank co-authored essay on student accommodation, is now live.


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