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Friday, 2 March, 2001, 14:49 GMT
Universities get funding details
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Universities will receive an increase in funding this year
Universities in England have been told how much money they will have in the next academic year for teaching and research.

They have been given their allocations of 4.75bn total funding announced last year.

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The details come from the Higher Education Funding Council (Hefce), which said it was the first time in years that universities would have an increase in real terms.

The rise will fund tens of thousands of extra university places - part of the government's drive to increase access to higher education.


However you look at this, it is a good year

Sir Brian Fender, Hefce

The chief executive of Hefce, Sir Brian Fender, said: "However you look at this, it is a good year, with more funding than has been given out in living memory".

The money will fund an extra 52,700 full and part-time places.

By 2010, the government wants half of all under 30s to have the opportunity to go to university.

It also aims to increase the number of people in higher education from low-income families.

Poorer students

A fund aimed at boosting the number of people from poorer backgrounds attending university is being increased from 36m to 47m.

The bulk of the money - 3.6bn - is allocated to teaching, while 888m will go on research.

The funding council said 80m was being set aside for improving staff pay - a commitment which has been welcomed by teaching unions.

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The Association of University Teachers says it is pleased by the announcement.

The union's General Secretary, David Triesman, said: "I hope that higher education funding has at last turned the corner and that we will see increased investment throughout the next period of the comprehensive spending review."

But the union said that 30 institutions faced a real terms cut in recurrent income from the funding council for the year ahead because they had failed to attract enough students.

David Triesman said: "I am concerned that university staff will pay the price of poorly managed student expansion where targets have been missed.

"Growth in student numbers requires careful financial planning and cannot be met by cutbacks or reductions in staff pay or conditions."

Record numbers

Hefce's Chief Executive, Sir Brian Fender, said some universities were having to work hard to fill all their places.

A spokeswoman for the Department for Education and Employment said there was a record number of students in higher education.

She said: "Popular courses are expanding and universities will receive, for the first time in 10 years, increased funding per student in the next academic year".

The table below shows the distribution of funds for teaching and research among English universities:

University Total % rise
Anglia Polytechnic University
42,368,283
5.5%
Aston University
25,699,945
6.6%
University of Bath
38,010,237
4.9%
Birkbeck College
22,764,999
6.8%
University of Birmingham
97,435,603
6.0%
Bournemouth University
29,339,744
6.1%
University of Bradford
33,210,538
3.0%
University of Brighton
37,962,200
4.9%
University of Bristol
78,613,161
4.9%
Brunel University
43,006,886
2.3%
University of Cambridge
134,172,266
2.5%
University of Central England in Birmingham
43,110,325
3.0%
University of Central Lancashire
56,270,826
4.6%
City University
23,536,504
7.1%
Coventry University
48,424,092
2.7%
De Montfort University
68,778,462
1.6%
University of Derby
31,771,677
2.8%
University of Durham
52,653,309
6.3%
University of East Anglia
32,160,510
3.3%
University of East London
37,551,276
0.5%
University of Essex
25,560,236
7.9%
University of Exeter
38,607,205
4.6%
Goldsmiths College
21,802,275
2.7%
University of Greenwich
49,835,794
2.7%
University of Hertfordshire
49,991,965
3.0%
University of Huddersfield
43,115,816
4.7%
University of Hull
40,126,220
5.3%
Imperial College
109,688,004
1.5%
Keele University
20,799,724
2.3%
University of Kent
32,325,464
5.6%
King's College London
101,481,122
4.4%
Kingston University
45,972,691
5.4%
Lancaster University
38,609,653
2.8%
University of Leeds
106,561,701
6.0%
Leeds Metropolitan University
55,053,432
5.8%
University of Leicester
45,870,253
2.7%
University of Lincolnshire
36,653,393
0.5%
University of Liverpool
80,493,602
4.3%
Liverpool John Moores University
58,449,131
3.1%
London Guildhall University
35,224,752
3.0%
Loughborough University
50,301,356
4.5%
University of Luton
28,521,308
0.5%
University of Manchester
103,594,008
3.6%
Manchester Inst. of Science&Techngy
36,872,753
2.5%
Manchester Metropolitan University
82,276,061
3.3%
Middlesex University
54,458,723
3.1%
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
74,509,733
5.3%
University of North London
39,370,837
3.3%
University of Northumbria
52,163,452
3.2%
University of Nottingham
81,548,085
8.9%
Nottingham Trent University
62,479,396
0.5%
Open University
137,906,031
8.9%
University of Oxford
133,740,434
2.4%
Oxford Brookes University
34,581,104
3.0%
University of Plymouth
64,838,247
4.4%
University of Portsmouth
51,519,432
3.4%
Queen Mary and Westfield
55,655,122
5.0%
University of Reading
43,667,948
1.9%
Royal Holloway University, London
25,470,828
3.2%
University of Salford
51,463,876
2.9%
University of Sheffield
86,911,841
5.0%
Sheffield Hallam University
67,565,385
2.3%
University of Southampton
78,478,986
6.7%
South Bank University
48,972,272
0.5%
Staffordshire University
50,209,105
4.3%
University of Sunderland
39,082,927
0.5%
University of Surrey
33,192,135
3.5%
University of Sussex
39,527,630
2.5%
University of Teesside
35,053,727
9.6%
Thames Valley University
26,154,949
5.1%
University College London
128,617,882
2.4%
University of Warwick
51,413,298
5.8%
University of West of England, Bristol
57,450,383
2.5%
University of Westminster
54,871,608
3.3%
University of Wolverhampton
51,692,238
2.5%
University of York
35,286,984
5.0%

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