§ Mr. Brooke
The total number of students in polytechnics in England and in each of the last five years was as follows:426W
Year November Number 1979 199,500 1980 202,100 1981 213,600 1982 220,800 1983 231,900 1984* 237,800 * Provisional.
The national advisory body for public sector higher education has set targets for 1985–86 for advanced work only, which imply a 3.3 per cent. increase in full-time equivalent student numbers in polytechnics compared to 1984–85. Plans for subsequent years have yet to be determined.