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April 4, 2001

Luton graduates are more employable
Luton University produces more employable graduates than the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to employment indicators published today. Every home-domiciled student from a full-time degree course at Luton University was working six months after graduating last summer. 
» Statistics section: graduate employment table

Charity boss attacks government funding
Wellcome Trust director Mike Dexter has attacked government core science funding,  saying charities have been forced to pick up the bill. He said several universities were on the brink of bankruptcy as increases in project funding were not balanced by increases in funding council budgets for salaries and building maintenance.

Rise in secondary PGCE applications
Applications for secondary PGCE places have leapt by a quarter according to Graduate Teacher Training Registry statistics. Shortage subjects such as maths, science and most languages all show increases.

Scottish lab reprieved after campaign
The Scottish Agricultural College will not close its veterinary laboratory in Thurso, after a protest campaign by local farmers and vets in the wake of the foot-and-mouth crisis.

Autism increases in UK
Cases of autism have increased tenfold in the United Kingdom over the past decade, according to the Autism Research Unit at the University of Sunderland. Director Paul Shattock called for action to determine the cause of the increase.

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