HL Deb 13 February 1990 vol 515 c1371WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the latest available figures for the number of students in full-time education in universities, polytechnics and colleges of higher education respectively in Scotland, showing those who do and those who do not live at their parental or marital home whilst studying.

The Lord Advocate (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie)

Figures in the form requested are not available centrally for all students. The table below shows the total number of students in full-time higher education in Scotland in session 1988–89, and for those students who were in receipt of awards from the Scottish Education Department an analysis of the numbers receiving "home rate" and "elsewhere rate" awards is given.

Type of Education establishment Students in receipt of awards from SED Other1 students Total students
Home Elsewhere
Universities 10,300 18,800 19,800 48,900
Grant-aided colleges 9,100 13,300 5,700 28,100
Further education colleges 2,900 1,900 3,200 8,000
TOTAL 22,300 34,000 28,700 85,000

Note1Students falling into this category comprise mainly those from other parts of the UK, overseas students, most postgraduate students, and students seeking higher education qualifications not covered by the SED awards scheme. The figures have been derived by subtracting statistics of students in receipt of awards from statistics of total full-time students in higher education in Scotland.