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Warwick Declared One of the Top Choices for England’s Most Gifted Young People

A survey released on Thursday 11th May 2006, by The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) reveals that the University of Warwick was one of the top three destinations for England's most gifted young people. The first most popular destination was Cambridge, with Oxford in second place and the University of Warwick, third.

The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) was established by government in 2002 at the University of Warwick. It currently has around 85,000 members aged 11-19 and is now at the stage that some of its earliest members have reached the end of that 11-19 age range and are now taking up places in University or employment. There are a total of 393 gifted young people in the first large group of NAGTY "alumni" and 360 of those have chosen to go direct to a university or college rather than employment or taken a gap year etc. The details of which university or college they have chosen are given below along with a table detailing roughly which subjects of study they have chosen.

NAGTY's Director Professor Deborah Eyre said:

"NAGTY's membership is of immense interest to universities and colleges. Far sighted universities see the obvious benefits of working with NAGTY. Any opportunity they can offer NAGTY membership is an opportunity to showcase their university to those gifted young people. I am delighted to see that the top ten slots in this table are all occupied by universities that have worked closely with NAGTY via the HE Gateway programme, and four of the top ten Universities are NAGTY summer school providers"

2006 NAGTY "Alumni" Survey Results:

Destinations

Institution

Alumni No.s

Percentage

Cambridge

34

8.65

Oxford

32

8.14

Warwick

22

5.59

Durham

20

5.08

Sheffield

20

5.08

Leeds

16

4.07

Nottingham

16

4.07

Bristol

14

3.56

Manchester

14

3.56

Newcastle

14

3.56

York

14

3.56

Southampton

12

3.05

Birmingham

10

2.54

Liverpool

10

2.54

Imperial College London

9

2.29

Exeter

7

1.78

Loughborough

7

1.78

University College London

7

1.78

Bath

6

1.52

Reading

6

1.52

Edinburgh

5

1.27

Kings College London

5

1.27

Leicester

5

1.27

Lancaster

4

1.01

Cardiff

3

0.76

London School of Economics and Political Sciences

3

0.76

Surrey

3

0.76

Central Lancashire

2

0.5

East Anglia

2

0.5

Liverpool John Moores

2

0.5

Oxford Brookes

2

0.5

Queen Mary University of  London

2

0.5

Royal Holloway

2

0.5

Sheffield Hallam

2

0.5

St Andrews

2

0.5

St  Georges Hospital Medical School,  University of  London

2

0.5

Sussex

2 (3)

0.5

Aberdeen

1

0.25

Aston

1

0.25

Bath Spa

1

0.25

Bradford

1

0.25

Brighton

1 (2)

0.25

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

1

0.25

Brunel

1

0.25

De Montfort

1

0.25

Heriot Watt

1

0.25

Keele

1

0.25

Kent

1

0.25

Kent Institute of Art and Design

1

0.25

Leeds College of Music

1

0.25

Liverpool Community College

1

0.25

London Institute in  Paris

1

0.25

Performers College

1

0.25

Roehampton

1

0.25

Royal Veterinary College,  London

1

0.25

University of  Central Lancashire

1

0.25

University of  East Anglia

1

0.25

Wales, Aberystwyth

1

0.25

York St John College

1

0.25

Gap Year /Employment/Other (e.g. year in industry)

33

8.39

Total

393 students

 

NB: the numbers in brackets after Brighton and Sussex reflect what their total would be if the one student indicated in the table as attending Brighton and Sussex Medical school was instead assigned to both Brighton and Sussex

 

Broad subject divisions studied

No.

Percentage

Pre-Medicine/Medicine/Nursing

60

16.8

English Language and Literature

40

11.2

Engineering

32

8.96

Law

27

7.56

Mathematics

26

7.28

Modern Foreign Languages

17

4.76

Art and Design

17

4.76

History

17

4.76

Physics

15

4.20

Economics

12

3.36

Geography

11

3.08

Political Sciences

9

2.52

Philosophy

9

2.52

Natural Science

8

2.24

Chemistry

8

2.24

Music

7

1.96

International studies

7

1.96

Biology

4

1.12

Biochemistry

4

1.12

Veterinary Medicine

2

0.56

Sport Science

2

0.56

Pharmacology

2

0.56

Teacher Training/Education

2

0.56

Business and management

2

0.56

Environmental Sciences

2

0.56

Drama

2

0.56

Computer science

2

0.56

Sociology

1

0.56

Archaeology

2

0.56

Theology

1

0.28

Psychology

1

0.28

Project management

1

0.28

Human sciences

1

0.28

Geology

1

0.28

Classics

1

0.28

Anthropology

1

0.28

Actuarial science

1

0.28

 

 

 


Note:

The table is limited by the description of the course given by the student there could of course be arguments for merging some of the categories such as "Politics" and "International Studies" conversely some categories could be broken down further - "Medicine" for instance includes 41 Medicine or pre-medicine and 19 others including: 1 Midwifery 1 nursing 1 orthoptics 1 medical genetics, 9 Biomedical Science, and 1 dentistry


For further details please contact:    

Peter Dunn, Press & Media Relations Manager

University of Warwick, Tel: 024 76 523708

Email: p.j.dunn@warwick.ac.uk

11th May 2006