§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many young persons will be admitted to universities in Scotland in 1982–83 compared with the two previous sessions; and if he will give figures for each university.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The following table gives full-time undergraduate new entrants under 21 to each Scottish university in 1980–81. Figures are not yet available for 1981–82. The University Grants Committee has set the universities student number targets for home and European Community students to be achieved by 1983–84 or 1984–85. For Scottish universities as a whole these amount to a 5 per cent. reduction over numbers in 1979–80. It is for each university to decide what the intake should be each year to meet these targets.
Full-time Undergraduate New Entrants Under 21 Number Aberdeen 1,313 Dundee 761 Edinburgh 2,216 Glasgow 2,155 Heriot-Watt 767 St. Andrews 839 Stirling 743 Strathclyde 1,586 Total 10,380