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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00277: George Adam (Paisley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has provided to the Scottish Funding Council in each of the last three years to support additional funded places at universities, also broken down by the number of places allocated.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 9 June 2016

The funding provided by the Scottish Funding Council in the last three years is set out in Table 1:

Table 1:

Year

Funding for Additional Places

2013-14

£21,246,897

2014-15

£19,998,224

2015-16

£19,482,699

Total

£60,727,820

The breakdown by the number of places allocated is set out in Table 2:

 

Table 2:

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Widening Access

727

730

680

Articulation

1020

1089

1118

STEM

300

300

300

Taught Postgraduate

815

37

0

Undergraduate Skills

342

342

342

Community Education

30

30

10

University of the Highlands and Islands

200

700

600

Crichton

50

15

25

British Sign Language

12

12

12

Regional Coherence

10

60

80

Innovation Centres

0

105

110

‘Actual Enrolments’ based places for Widening Access

0

15

15

Optimum Music Provision

0

0

7

Deaf Performance

0

0

8

Total

3,506

3,435

3,307