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Students in higher education institutions – Wales, 2012/13

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Welsh Government
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SB 13/2014 Students in Higher Education Institutions, 2012/13 Students in Higher Education Institutions – Wales, 2012/13 This Bulletin provides information about students enrolled at Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Welsh domiciled Higher Education (HE) students enrolled at HEIs throughout the UK in the 2012/13 academic year. The data included are taken primarily from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record and based on the HESA standard registration population, which includes student enrolments throughout the year. Summary of main findings Compared with 2011/12, enrolments at Welsh HEIs fell by 2 per cent in 2012/13, whilst HE enrolments by Welsh domiciled students at UK HEIs saw a slightly smaller decrease of one per cent. The two per cent fall in enrolments was evenly split between full-time postgraduate and full-time undergraduate enrolments. Part-time enrolments at Welsh HEIs have fallen from around 51,000 in 2006/07 to just below 36,000 in 2012/13, a 30 per cent decrease. Overall there were 101,270 Welsh domiciled enrolments to HE at UK HEIs in 2012/13, approximately 800 fewer than in the previous year. Enrolments of Welsh students peaked in 2004/05, with a downward trend in numbers since then. The fall in part-time undergraduate enrolments has been the main factor in the overall decrease in numbers. In 2012/13, there were 21,610 Welsh domiciled enrolments at UK HEIs outside of Wales and 33,080 enrolments at Welsh HEIs from students normally resident elsewhere in the UK. Wales remained a net importer of students, although the net flow into Wales fell by 12 per cent in 2012/13. There were 22,490 qualifications obtained at Welsh HEIs at first degree level in 2012/13 compared to 22,250 in 2011/12, an increase of one per cent. First degrees accounted for 53 per cent of qualifications obtained at HEIs in Wales in 2012/13. 15 per cent of the first degree level qualifications obtained at Welsh HEIs

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