Higher Education: North East

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 17th January 2012.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UCAS applications had been submitted by residents of (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) the borough of Middlesbrough, (c) the borough of Redcar and Cleveland, (d) the Tees Valley and (e) the north-east in the 2011-12 admissions cycle by 19 December 2011; and how many such applications had been submitted on the same date in the 2010-11 admissions cycle.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The latest information is in the following tables and has been provided by the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

UCAS have stated that year-on-year changes for all courses at this early stage in the cycle are often different from the position later in the cycle, and that it is too early in the cycle to extrapolate applicant volumes forward. The second table includes only those applicants who applied to courses with a deadline of 15 October. The main deadline for the majority of UCAS courses is 15 January.

All applicants to UCAS as at 19 December by parliamentary constituency/region
  Application cycle
Area of domicile 2010-11 (1) 2011-12 (2)
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency 444 403
The borough of Middlesbrough 332 300
The borough of Redcar and Cleveland 392 345
The Tees Valley 3,205 2,772
The north-east 11,284 10,103
(1) Applicants applying to enter courses starting in autumn 2011, including those who applied for deferred entry in 2012. (2) Applicants applying to enter courses starting in autumn 2012, including those who applied for deferred entry in 2013.
On time applicants to courses with a 15 October deadline (1) by parliamentary constituency/region
  Application cycle
Area of domicile 2010-11 (2) 2011-12 (3)
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency 35 33
The borough of Middlesbrough 23 18
The borough of Redcar and Cleveland 21 23
The Tees Valley(4) 240 217
The north-east 1,131 1,073
(1) These are courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, and courses at Oxbridge. (2) Applicants applying to enter courses starting in autumn 2011, including those who applied for deferred entry in 2012. (3) Applicants applying to enter courses starting in autumn 2012, including those who applied for deferred entry in 2013. (4) Revised figures. These correct the figures provided in PQ 84160 (254 for 2010-11 and 227 for 2011-12). The figures for the Tees Valley include the constituencies of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton North, Stockton South, Darlington, and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.

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