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Graduates: Government Assistance

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have attended each Make it Happen (a) day and (b) roadshow event. (319915)

The total number of people who attended a Flying Start - Make it Happen day between 27 October and 10 December is 1,066. Since January 2010 the Make it Happen day events have been combined with the self-employment and business start-up programmes, and between 19 January 2010 and 25 February 2010, 544 people have attended such combined events.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from each higher education institution have registered with the Flying Start—Make it Happen campaign. (319916)

The Make it Happen programme is aimed primarily at unemployed graduates; however, students—especially final year students—are not discouraged from attending a Make it Happen event.

The following table shows the numbers of graduates and students to have registered with Make it Happen since its launch in September 2009, broken down by University, and whether a student or graduate, where this is known.

University

Number of graduates

Number of students

Aberystwyth, University of Wales

9

3

Anglia Ruskin University

5

1

Architectural Association School of Architecture

1

Aston University

34

10

Bangor, University of Wales

7

3

Bath Spa University

12

3

Bedfordshire (University of Luton), University of Bedfordshire

20

2

Bell College

1

Birkbeck, University of London

8

2

Birmingham City University

32

8

Bournemouth University

94

16

Brunei University

37

15

Buckinghamshire (Bucks) New University

11

2

Business Link

6

Business Support Organisation

1

1

Canterbury Christ Church University

7

39

Cardiff University

18

Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

1

City University, London

18

13

College of St. Mark and St. John

1

1

Coventry University

32

37

Cranfield University

8

3

Dartington College of Arts

2

2

De Montfort University (Leicester)

22

1

Edge Hill University

7

1

Edinburgh College of Art

2

Falmouth, University College

12

12

Glasgow Caledonian University

2

Glasgow School of Art

1

Goldsmiths College, University of London

19

3

Grimsby Institute of Higher and Further Education

2

Harper Adams University College—Shropshire

2

1

Henley Management College

1

1

Heriot Watt University

4

Imperial College London

23

13

Keele University

5

Kent Institute of Art and Design

2

King's College, University of London

26

16

Kingston University

59

86

Lampeter, University of Wales

3

Lancaster University

26

9

Leeds Metropolitan University

66

37

Liverpool Hope University

13

22

Liverpool John Moores University

45

3

London Business School, University of London

3

1

London Metropolitan University

67

18

London School of Economics and Political Science

10

9

London South Bank University

27

8

Loughborough University

26

2

Manchester Metropolitan University

99

24

Middlesex University

37

12

Newman College of Higher Education

1

Napier University

1

Newcastle University

14

Newport, University of Wales

8

North East Wales Institute

2

Norwich School of Art and Design

1

Nottingham Trent University

23

4

Open University London

31

11

Other HE/FE Institution

49

15

Overseas University

20

Oxford Brookes University

36

90

Queen Margaret University College

1

1

Queen Mary, University of London

35

6

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

1

Robert Gordon University

7

1

Roehampton University

15

5

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

1

Royal College of Art

1

Royal Holloway, University of London

4

7

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

2

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

1

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

6

2

School of Pharmacy, University of London

1

Sheffield Hallam University

69

52

Southampton Solent University

15

5

St. George's, University of London

1

3

Staffordshire University

18

Surrey Institute of Art and Design, University College

7

1

Swansea Institute of Higher Education

3

Swansea University

6

Thames Valley University

28

5

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

6

3

The Open University

4

4

Trinity and All Saints College (Leeds)

5

University College Birmingham

4

2

University College for the Creative Arts

27

6

University College London, University of London

43

15

University of Aberdeen

2

1

University of Bath

13

1

University of Birmingham

36

12

University of Bolton

64

22

University of Bradford

31

5

University of Brighton

34

42

University of Bristol

11

9

University of Buckingham

1

University of Central England

1

University of Cambridge

17

University of Central Lancashire

35

7

University of Chester

5

1

University of Chichester

5

University of Cumbria

9

University of Derby

19

28

University of Durham

16

University of East Anglia

4

University of East London

29

7

University of Edinburgh

4

University of Essex

12

2

University of Exeter

14

6

University of Exeter (Cornwall)

1

University of Glamorgan

10

2

University of Glasgow

7

University of Gloucestershire

6

7

University of Greenwich

62

17

University of Hertfordshire

40

52

University of Huddersfield

24

4

University of Hull

46

4

University of Kent

35

14

University of Leeds

60

38

University of Leicester

15

4

University of Lincoln

80

36

University of Liverpool

37

20

University of London

10

3

University of Manchester

69

58

University of Northampton

9

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

8

2

University of Nottingham

31

17

University of Oxford

21

3

University of Plymouth

36

18

University of Portsmouth

40

18

University of Reading

17

16

University of Salford

44

18

University of Sheffield

42

12

University of Southampton

12

4

University of St. Andrews

3

1

University of Stirling

1

University of Strathclyde

3

1

University of Sunderland

7

University of Surrey—Guildford

12

71

University of Sussex

13

8

University of Teesside

4

2

University of the Arts—Chelsea College of Arts and Design

1

University of the Arts—Camberwell College of the Arts

4

University of the Arts—Central St. Martins

10

University of the Arts—London College of Fashion

6

University of the Arts—London School of Communications

12

5

University of the Arts London

10

2

University of the Arts of London

1

1

University of the West of England

60

9

University of Ulster

1

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

12

2

University of Warwick

22

8

University of Westminster

34

20

University of Wolverhampton

49

37

University of York

26

25

Worcester, University College

3

2

York St. John University

11

1

Registrations where home university and graduate or student status is unknown

2,539

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many unique visitors there were to the FlyingStart—Make it Happen website in each month since it was launched. (319917)

The total number of unique visitors to the Flying Start—Make it Happen website since it was launched on 24 September 2009 is 23,863. The figures by month are:

Number

2009

September

3,376

October

7,551

November

6,481

December

2,212

2010

January

2,912

February

1,330

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on (a) roadshow Make it Happen events, (b) creating and maintaining the Make it Happen website and (c) other activities involved in the FlyingStart - Make it Happen campaign. (319918)

The total spend to date on the Flying Start—Make it Happen programme is £350,000. This is broken down as follows:

£68,000 for the Make it Happen days and programmes;

£69,000 for the creation and maintenance of the Make it Happen Website; and

£213,000 for other activities.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have began a Make it Happen self-employment and business start-up programme. (319920)

1,570 people have begun a Flying Start—Make it Happen self-employment/business start-up programme.