Higher Education: Admissions

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 19th January 2009.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many universities on average each (a) prospective student from an unskilled background and (b) other prospective student applied to enter in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Higher Education & Intellectual Property)

The latest available information is shown in the table.

English domiciled applicants to full-time undergraduate courses:year of entry 2007
Average number of institutions applied to
Socio-economic classification:
Higher managerial and professional occupations 4.86
Lower managerial and professional occupations 4.56
Intermediate occupations 4.33
Small employers and own account workers 4.39
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 4.34
Semi routine occupations 4.06
Routine occupations 4.03
Unknown 3.96
Total 4.35


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