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University participation statistics

“To remain internationally competitive and drive social mobility we need young people with the best skills. These figures reflect the high aspirations…

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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“To remain internationally competitive and drive social mobility we need young people with the best skills. These figures reflect the high aspirations of our young people. That is why we have provided an additional 10,000 places for 2010 and 2011, which will enable more people than ever before to study at university.

“Our student finance reforms will ensure a more sustainable higher education system. We will also extend other opportunities to young people by providing more adult apprenticeship places.”
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Notes to editors
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1. The Participation Rates in Higher Education statistics are available at http://stats.bis.gov.uk/UKSA/he/sa20110331.htm

  1. The Performance Indicators in Higher Education in the UK 2009/10 are published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency at http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php/content/view/1990/161/

  2. BIS’s online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom for more information.

Notes to Editors

Contact Information

Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

Mobile

Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Michael Gibbs Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 1635 Fax

Mobile

Email michael.gibbs@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Published 31 March 2011