April 30th, 2007

Tea-drinker par excellence

Science in action

Armed with a deep appreciation of HE funding and after literally minutes of research, I unveil my new formula:

C = Chance a university unveils a populist formula

APP = Applicants per place
OS = number of overseas students
RG = number of research grants university already has
SSF = student shortfall
D = debt of university
XP = ex-polytechnic
UD = time to UKAS deadline

C= (SSF-OS)/APP + D/UD + 3XP/RG