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University challenge

Civils 2002 NCE live debates

70% of university civil engineering departments have severe to critical problems recruiting students. 75% have seen student numbers fall.

Applications to civils courses starting September 2001 dropped 5.3% on September 2000.

96% say students' grasp of maths is inadequate, over half that students struggle to get a grip on structural engineering, 41% that standards of literacy are wanting and 9% that students suffer communication problems.

59% of departments are working harder for less cash than five years ago. Student to staff ratios have increased by over 150% in the last five years.

Only 28% of universities claim their civils courses are viable going concerns.

27% of civils graduates never join the industry.

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