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Student-Staff Ratios(Universities And Polytechnics)

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what have been the staff-student ratios in universities and polytechnics for the last four years.

In each of the four years to 1973–74 for universities in Great Britian the ratio of full-time students to each full-time member of the academic staff wholly financed from university funds was 8·1, 8·1 8·0 and 8·0 respectively. In the same years for polytechnics in England and Wales, the ratio of students to each full-time member of the teaching staff was approximately 7·6, 7·9, 7·1 and 6·9 after allowing for the substantial number of part-time students on taught courses. Figures for the academic year 1974–75 are not yet available and those for 1973–74 are provisional estimates.