Whither Construction & Built Environment?
Even in the full knowledge that the points requirements for construction-related college courses such as architecture and the built environment would be significantly down, college applicants are obviously shunning the industry.
Only 211 applicants have listed courses in the built environment area as their first choice this year, while demand for architecture has also fallen back with 125 fewer first choice applicants.
While understandable to an extent, this negative perception of the sector needs to be urgently addressed. Such a low intake will result in shortages in the future but, even more alarming still is that it threatens the viability of running such courses at all.