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Asked on: 09 May 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Universities: Staff
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff were employed on (a) fixed-term and (b) atypical contracts at UK universities in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 12 May 2016

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes statistics on academic staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The numbers of staff employed on fixed-term and atypical contracts in each of the last five years are presented in the table:

Academic Staff on Fixed-Term and Atypical Contracts

UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic Years 2010/11 to 2014/15

Academic Year

Fixed-term Contracts

Atypical Contracts

2014/15

70,035

75,560

2013/14

69,415

75,040

2012/13

65,990

74,075

2011/12

65,710

82,045

2010/11

60,320

78,340

Source: HESA Staff Record Note: Figures in the table have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 5.

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