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More reassurance over fears of squeeze on university places

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Ucas, Ofqual and DfE seek to calm worries about “most competitive ever” undergraduate admissions

A-level students have again been reassured that there will be university undergraduate places available on Thursday, amid fears that high competition will result in thousands of students missing out on their first choice.

Clare Marchant, chief executive of the university admissions service Ucas, and Jo Saxton, chief regulator of exams body Ofqual, wrote an open letter to students on 14 August to tell them not to worry if they do not achieve their predicted grades.

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