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Higher Education: York

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding per (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate student his Department and its predecessors allocated to (i) the University of York and (ii) York St. John University in each year since 1998. (285700)

This information is not held in the form requested. However, it is possible to provide notional figures for the amount of grant distributed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for teaching and research apportioned by the number of learners (full time equivalent) in each year. It should be noted that there have been some significant changes in HEFCE’s funding methodology over this period which means that the following table should not be read as a time series. In addition the data do not take account of other sources of public funding, for example from the NHS or the Research Councils. Crucially it should be borne in mind that institutions have a significant degree of freedom in terms of how their grants are distributed internally. It is for that reason that the figures given are notional and should not be read as the actual level of resource attached to any particular learner.

£ per academic year

York St. John University

University of York

Study level

UG

PGT

PGR

UG

PGT

PGR

1998-99

2,276

418

1,185

2,942

1,842

6,332

1999-2000

2,355

477

1,898

3,008

1,964

6,593

2000-01

2,540

429

1,258

3,083

2,005

6,452

2001-02

2,707

594

1,715

3,118

1,920

6,686

2002-03

2,752

222

954

3,159

1,720

7,275

2003-04

2,988

440

662

3,110

1,663

7,985

2004-05

3,522

359

1,458

3,344

1,484

8,515

2005-06

3,695

350

n/a

3,438

1,540

6,210

2006-07

3,897

509

n/a

3,668

1,672

5,149

2007-08

4,075

642

n/a

3,895

1,828

5,854

2008-09

4,078

927

n/a

4,088

1,911

5,806

Key:

UG: Undergraduate

PGT: Postgraduate taught

PGR: Postgraduate research