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Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what evidence he has collated on the equity of participation by (a) women and (b) women from lower family income groups at each of the higher education providers. [117613]

The available information on all higher education enrolments by gender for 2001/02 is given in the table. The data for individual institutions is not benchmarked, i.e. it takes no account of prior

Acceptances through UCAS to full-time undergraduate study split by social class and gender, for entry in autumn 2001
Social classNumber malePercentage maleNumber femalePercentage femaleTotal
I: Professional19,64849.420,10050.639,748
II: Intermediate55,46845.965,36354.1120,831
Inn: Skilled Non-Manual17,11444.121,66055.938,774
IIIm: Skilled Manual23,16747.925,24552.148,412
IV: Partly Skilled10,26144.412,85355.623,114
V: Unskilled2,76049.32,84450.75,604
Unknown24,71950.524,27049.548,989
Total known128,41846.4148,06553.6276,483
Total153,13747.1172,33552.9325,472

source:

Universities and colleges Admissions services (UCAS)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students are being taught at universities in Liverpool; how many graduates were

(2) how many full time academics in higher education institutions in the North West work in departments which face the removal or reduction of recurrent government funding for research; [125491]

(3) which subjects and how many departments in that subject in the North West's higher education institutions face (a) the reduction and (b) removal of recurrent government funding for research in 2003–04. [125492]

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University have a combined total of 22 departments that received a 5 or a 5* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. 1,604 research active academic staff (full time equivalents) were included in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise by higher education institutions in the North West region in departments which have had their research grants reduced or discontinued in 2003–04. In the North West region of England as a whole, the following Units of Assessment are facing a reduction of removal of research grants between 2002–03 and 2003–04. The numbers of Departments affected within each subject unit are given in brackets.attainment or subject spread. Nor does it take account of any differences there may be in the rates of application.Figures with respect to earnings are not held centrally. The closest information available refers to social class by occupation and gender. The corresponding information for 2001/02 covering acceptances to full-time undergraduate study through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is given in the following table. UCAS does not cover part-time undergraduates or postgraduates.produced in each of the last five years; and what the drop out rate was as a percentage of total numbers admitted on an annual basis for the last five years. [124213]

The latest information on students and graduates is shown in the first tableInformation on completion and non-completion rates of HE students is published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in Performance Indicators in Higher Education'. The

All students in Liverpool institutions1
1997–981998–991999–20002000–012001–2
Liverpool John Moores UniversityEnrolments20,42520,59020,13020,66521,565
Graduates3,3653,4903,2503,5803,435
The University of LiverpoolEnrolments18,31019,60020,01022,45022,200
Graduates2,7902,7402,7802,9953,220
1Environment figures are based on a census count as at 1 December and cover all full-time and part-time home and overseas students on postgraduates courses. Graduates figures cover students completing full-time and part-time first degree courses
Projected learning outcomes full-time student starting first degree courses
Projected Outcomes1
Students starting inObtained degreeOther qualifications2Obtained no qualification
Liverpool John Moores University
1996–9773720
1997–9875520
1998–9974719
1999–200071722
University of Liverpool
1996–978758
1997–9884610
1998–9984610
1999–20008947
1 The projected outcomes are calculated on the assumption that the progression paths of new entrants will be the same as those for students currently in the system.
2 Includes students who obtain undergraduates qualifications other than a degree (e.g an HND).