HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c126W
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
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