Update: 12:50

October 15, 2002

Just 1,000 A-level results amended
Only 1,089 students have had their results amended in the regrading of A levels, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Ucas said that 689 of these had already been accepted by their first-choice university despite having the wrong grades. Just 168 students missed out on their first-choice university and 73 on their first choice degree course as a result of being downgraded.

Hefce announces new board members
Sir Richard Sykes, rector of Imperial College, which is in merger talks with University College London, has been appointed to the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Other new members are Nigel Savage of the College of Law, Ann Lloyd, director of NHS Wales, and Peter Saraga, former managing director of Philips Research Laboratories UK.

Herts academic killed in Bali bomb blast
An academic from Hertfordshire was among the victims of the Bali bomb blasts. Jon Ellwood, 39, the director of studies at the International School at Ho Chi Minh City, was confirmed dead by the institution. He was in Bali on holiday and to attend an education conference on the international baccalaureate this weekend.

Sub-surface Atlantic currents measured
A team of scientists including Southampton Oceanography Centre's John Gould has measured the currents of the northern Atlantic deep below the ocean's surface for the first time. Dr Gould worked with colleagues from the United States and Europe to map sub-surface water circulation in the north-eastern North Atlantic.

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