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Radiography: Education

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which universities have offered NHS-funded radiography degree courses in each of the last five years; how many places each had; how many places were filled; what the ratio of places to applications was at each university; how many students at each institution failed to complete the course; what reduced rate student loan was available and how many students took it; how many students studied radiography to degree level without taking the NHS funded place; and what the terms and conditions of the NHS-funded place are. (221649)

A list of universities that have offered NHS-funded radiography degree courses in each of the last five years and the number of students placed at each institution and numbers who failed to complete the course are shown in the table. Information on the number of places each university had available: the ratio of places to applications and the number of students who studied radiography to degree level without taking the NHS funded place is not held centrally.

The amount of reduced rate loan available in each of the last five years is shown in the table. Information on the number of students, who received it, is not available.

The eighth edition of the NHS Bursary Scheme outlines the terms and conditions of support arrangements for students in academic years starting on or after 1 September 2007 and before 1 September 2008. A copy has been placed in the Library.

Radiography Student Numbers and Attrition Survey 2007

Diagnostic radiography

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

East of England SHA

Anglia Ruskin

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

5

8

5

5

0

University of Hertfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

89

23

79

7

82

1

University of Suffolk

n/a

n/a

15

7

18

7

19

6

15

1

Suffolk College

n/a

n/a

54

9

52

20

51

9

52

3

East Midlands SHA

Derby University

41

9

42

8

41

4

70

8

15

0

London SHA

Kingston and St. Georges

52

15

52

14

59

10

61

0

59

4

Southbank University

48

20

56

24

56

2

57

7

55

9

City University

52

22

61

17

50

5

66

12

57

2

North East SHA

Teeside University

31

5

39

7

39

7

40

7

39

0

North West SHA

St. Martins College

56

9

60

13

67

9

67

16

65

6

Salford University

46

7

53

8

54

14

51

12

51

4

Liverpool University

32

8

39

5

42

12

46

7

44

7

South Central SHA

University of Hertfordshire

n/a

n/a

44

11

49

18

45

1

44

2

University of Portsmouth

n/a

n/a

37

0

58

9

59

9

55

1

South East Coast SHA

University of Canterbury

47

6

54

15

39

12

53

22

61

4

South West

University of West of England

15

6

24

6

26

2

25

4

n/a

n/a

West Midlands

University of Central England

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

102

20

94

12

121

6

Yorkshire and Humberside

Sheffield Hallam

37

13

35

8

40

6

34

3

33

4

Leeds University

42

6

52

4

52

7

81

15

46

3

Bradford University

33

7

36

6

39

10

40

2

46

4

Therapeutic radiography

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

Students placed

Students failing to complete

East of England SHA

University of Hertfordshire

n/a

n/a

17

17

21

9

16

5

18

1

London SHA

Kingston and St. Georges

14

4

20

9

16

6

24

4

19

5

Southbank University

8

5

13

2

12

6

13

3

17

4

City University

28

12

25

14

26

9

31

13

24

0

North West SHA

Liverpool University

27

6

46

16

36

10

36

5

44

3

South Central SHA

University of Hertfordshire

n/a

n/a

16

7

14

8

13

3

13

1

University of Portsmouth

n/a

n/a

11

6

16

8

15

4

12

0

South West

University of West of England

49

13

64

18

62

9

57

9

n/a

n/a

West Midlands

University of Central England

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

30

9

25

5

23

3

Yorkshire and Humberside

Sheffield Hallam

66

23

60

21

54

18

64

3

51

5

Notes: 1. 2002, 2003 and 2004 are completed cohorts and percentage attrition rates are final. 2. 2005 cohort has had two years of attrition with cohort completing in 2008. 3. 2006 cohort has had one year of attrition with cohort completing in 2009.

£

Reduced rate loans

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Full-year rates

Residence during period of study

Away from parents' home, in London

2,420

2,540

2,540

3,030

3,100

Away from parents' home, elsewhere

1,960

2,055

2,055

2,160

2,210

At parents' home, anywhere in UK

1,500

1,575

1,575

1,620

1,660

Final-year rates

Residence during period of study

Away from parents' home, in London

1,765

1,855

1,855

2,320

2,375

Away from parents' home, elsewhere

1,430

1,500

1,500

1,680

1,720

At parents' home, anywhere in UK

1,100

1,155

1,155

1,230

1,260

Source: Student Loans Company.