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Ten institutions on track to become universities

This will lead to the single biggest creation of universities since 1992. It follows the Government’s announcement in June that red tape barring some smaller institutions from being awarded the title of ‘university’ would be removed. Previously, institutions needed a minimum of 4,000 students to become a university. This has now been reduced to 1,000.

The applicants being put forward to the Privy Council for formal approval are:

The Arts University College at Bournemouth

Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

Harper Adams University College

Leeds Trinity University College

Newman University College, Birmingham

Norwich University College of the Arts

Royal Agricultural College

University College Birmingham

University College Falmouth

University College Plymouth St. Mark & St. John

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:

via BIS – UK Department for Business Innovations & Ski : Ten institutions on track to become universities.

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