More Places for S&T At UK Universities?

From the BBC:

The impact of the teaching funding cuts will be compounded by this week’s announcement that universities in England can recruit another 10,000 students this year – but will not be given any funding for teaching them.

These are for full-time undergraduate student places for 2009-10, in courses which the government says will equip young people with the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

It says this means sectors such as digital industries, the low carbon economy and advanced manufacturing and business services.

Priority course areas are:

* Biological and related health sciences (excluding psychology, sports science and those that are primarily practice-based)
* Physical sciences (excluding geography)
* Mathematical and computer science
* Engineering
* Technology
* Economics
* Business studies


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