Against the grain?

July 18, 2003

I cannot speak for other post-92 universities but history recruitment at Nottingham Trent is buoyant, having risen by more than 9 per cent this year ("History at risk in struggling ex-polys", THES, July 11).

Yes, students are "selective" in choosing where to go, but new universities are not always simply underdogs taking scraps from their betters' table.

But then, attitudes are deeply ingrained. Of the 14 opinions cited in your analysis, none came from scholars working in the new university sector.

Nick Hayes
Nottingham Trent

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