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Higher Education: York

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK domiciled (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate students enrolled at the (i) University of York and (ii) University of York St John in each year since 2008-09.

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

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students at UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The numbers of UK domiciled entrants to the university of York and the university of York St John have been provided in the table for the academic years 2008/09 to 2011/12, broken down by level of study.

Information for the 2012/13 academic year will become available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency in January 2014.

UK domiciled enrolments(1) at the university of York and York St John university by level of study: Academic years 2008/09 to 2011/12
  University of York York St John university
Academic year Postgraduate Undergraduate Postgraduate Undergraduate
2008/09 2,295 8,365 895 5,475
2009/10 2,405 9,645 815 4,835
2010/11 2,610 10,190 780 4,855
2011/12 2,680 10,475 735 4,920
(1) Enrolments are the total number of students regardless of their year of study. Figures cover enrolments on both full-time and part-time courses. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

In my reply to the hon. Member on 12 September 2011, Hansard, column 1032W, it was necessary to provide statistics using the 1 December snapshot of student numbers rather than the final published totals. This is because a time series had been requested covering years prior to a change to the Standard Registration Population (SPR) of students.

Figures in the table are not comparable with the figures provided in September 2011. The snapshot numbers tend to be lower than the SRP statistics published by HESA which capture the full range of start dates across the academic year.

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