HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 cc729-30W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many part-time employees were recruited in UK universities in each year from 1999 to 2001; and how many non-EU students were recruited(a) as part-time employees and (b) for more than 100 hours of employment in a year in UK universities in each year from 1999 to 2001 [35371]

Margaret Hodge

The available information for the three most recent years, covering part-time academic staff, is shown in the table. Details of the actual number of hours worked is not held centrally.

Part-time academic staff1 recruited by HE institutions in the UK
Academic year
1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000
Number of part-time staff recruited2 2,940 3,260 3,420
of which:
Those from outside the EU 100 140 160
1 Covers staff who are wholly financed by the institution, and include those who whose primary employment function, according to their contract, is teaching, research, or teaching/research. Only covers part-time staff whose total work commitment exceeds 25 per cent. of a full-time equivalent.
2 Including staff recruited from other HE institutions.


Higher Education Statistics Agency's Staff Record. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.