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Opportunity Bursaries

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many opportunity bursaries were awarded in each university in England in 2001–02. [40559]

Margaret Hodge: Of the 6,580 opportunity bursaries allocated to participating institutions, a total of 6,129 had been awarded by December 2001. Information is not held about the number of opportunity bursaries awarded by individual institutions. The following table shows the number of students with an opportunity bursary in attendance at each institution as at December 2001. Students awarded a bursary by one institution who took up an HE place elsewhere are counted within the total for the institution they transferred to.

The 451 opportunity bursaries that were not awarded from the initial allocations were redistributed to institutions in January 2002. We expect all opportunity bursaries available in 2001–02 to be taken up.

Institution Number of opportunity bursaries initially allocated 2001–02Number of opportunity bursary holders attending each institution 2001–02(17)
Anglia Polytechnic University6453
Aston University4637
University of Bath2723
University of Birmingham9685
Bournemouth University3636
University of Bradford6372
University of Brighton4527
University of Bristol3326
Brunel University5956
University of Cambridge5340
University of Central England9589
University of Central Lancashire126127
City University2327
Coventry University109119
De Montfort University152169
University of Derby8585
University of Durham5458
University of East Anglia3415
University of East London7176
University of Essex3131
University of Exeter3019
University of Gloucestershire3423
Goldsmiths College2318
University of Greenwich7895
University of Hertfordshire8888
University of Huddersfield118118
University of Hull7267
Imperial College3331
Keele University3638
University of Kent at Canterbury4021
King's College London5335
Kingston University6963
Lancaster University5755
University of Leeds12497
Leeds Metropolitan University9296
University of Leicester5862
University of Lincoln8985
University of Liverpool9398
Liverpool John Moores University145127
London Guildhall University7977
Loughborough University6275
University of Luton9191
University of Manchester10290
Manchester Metropolitan University188188
Middlesex University115114
University of Newcastle7462
University of North London8038
University of Northumbria at Newcastle115104
University of Nottingham5557
Nottingham Trent University133135
University of Oxford4536
Oxford Brookes University3226
University of Plymouth8073
University of Portsmouth7884
Queen Mary, University of London5442
University of Reading3534
Royal Holloway, University of London2426
University of Salford121107
University of Sheffield8383
Sheffield Hallam University158158
University of Southampton5519
South Bank University8173
Staffordshire University133140
University of Sunderland139118
University of Surrey2119
University of Surrey Roehampton2726
University of Sussex3023
University of Teesside8878
Thames Valley University4343
University College London4754
University of Warwick4337
University of West of England, Bristol8484
University of Westminster7273
University of Wolverhampton153159
University of York3831
Bath Spa University College1415
Bolton Institute of Higher Education4928
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College3936
Canterbury Christ Church University College2020
Chester College of Higher Education2121
University College Chichester1313
Edge Hill College of Higher Education3630
King Alfred's College, Winchester1515
Liverpool Hope4049
University College Northampton6951
St. Mary's College1314
Southampton Institute7167
University College Worcester1920
York St. John College2223
Bishop Grosseteste College1110
Central School of Speech and Drama118
Cranfield University116
Cumbria College of Art and Design117
Dartington College of Arts1111
Falmouth College of Arts1111
Harper Adams University College1111
Kent Institute of Art and Design1716
University of London110
London School of Economics and Political Science116
The London Institute4443
Newman College1111
Northern School of Contemporary Dance118
Norwich School of Art and Design1111
School of Oriental and African Studies114
School of Pharmacy1111
Ravensbourne College1111
RCN Institute110
Rose Bruford College111
Royal Academy of Music1111
Royal College of Music117
Royal Northern College of Music1111
Royal Veterinary College110
St. George's Hospital Medical School119
College of St. Mark and St. John1115
St. Martin's College1817
The Surrey Inst of Art and Design University College1515
Trinity and All Saints1716
Trinity College of Music119
Wimbledon School of Art115
Writtle College111
Total universities6,3705,900
Further education colleges
Barnsley College3432
Birmingham College of Food4752
Bradford College5758
Newcastle College3233
Stockport College of FE and HE2323
St. Helens College1715
Total further education colleges210213
Other UK institutions0(18)16
Total (all institutions)6,5806,129

(17) Data as at December 2001

(18) 16 students were awarded a bursary by one of the institutions participating in the scheme

but subsequently took up a place in a non-participating institution. Arrangements allow these students

to continue to receive their bursary at the institution they are studying.

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Relocation Expenses

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her policy is on the payment of relocation expenses to staff in her Department. [41027]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Relocation expenses are paid to the Department's staff if the move is considered to be in the public interest.

Teacher Recruitment

Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what impact the "Those who can, teach", advertising campaign has had on teacher recruitment. [41886]

Mr. Timms: Since it was launched in January 2001, the Teacher Training Agency's "Those who can, teach" campaign has had a positive impact on recruiting teachers. Last September, recruitment to initial teacher training courses rose for a second successive year, while the number of graduates who have applied to train as teachers so far this year is 22 per cent. higher than at the same point in 2001. Last year, the total number of inquiries about careers in teaching received by the agency's Teaching Information Line was 48 per cent. higher than in 1999–2000. Between September 2001 and March 2002, 10 per cent. more inquiries were received than in the corresponding period the previous year. The Teacher Training Agency will launch the next phase of the current advertising campaign later in the spring.

LEA Spending

Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the spending is (a) per pupil and (b) per head of population in each local education authority in the south-west of England. [41964]

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Mr. Timms: The following table contains information relating to expenditure per head of population based on total net current expenditure after recharges for 2000–01:


LEA nameNCE per pupil roundedNCE per person rounded
Bath and North East Somerset2,820450
City of Bristol3,110430
North Somerset2,790420
South Gloucestershire2,760470
Isles of Scilly4,990700


1. NCE data obtained from S52 outturn statements, table 3. These data are provisional and as such are subject

to change.

2. 2000–01 expenditure per pupil is based on NCE in primary, secondary and special schools after recharges per FTE pupil. Pupil numbers are obtained from Form 7 returns.

3. Total 2000–01 expenditure per head of population is based on total NCE after recharges ie covering all LEA education spend per head of population. Population estimates cover resident population as at mid-2000 based on the 1991 census.

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