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Staff-Student Ratios

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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36.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the overall staff-student ratio in universities in England and Wales and the staff-student ratio in the polytechnics in England and Wales—full-time students and full-time staff.

In the academic year 1973–74 for universities in England and Wales the ratio of full-time students to each full-time member of the academic staff wholly financed from university funds was 8·0. In polytechnics in England and Wales the ratio of full-time students to each full-time member of the teaching staff was provisionally estimated at 5·8; allowing for the substantial number of part-time students on taught courses this ratio would be approximately 6·9.