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Small dollop of cash for teaching infrastructure

Universities and science minister David Willetts finds funds for science in England, Alison Goddard writes from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The government will spend £200 million on facilities for science undergraduates and PhD students, Mr Willetts said yesterday. The money will be channeled through the Higher Education Funding Council for England. To bid for the funds, universities will have to find matched funding from their own coffers or from business sponsorship. Priority will be given to those institutions that have an Athena Swan award that demonstrates their commitment to supporting women in science. The scheme (£) was trailed in the Financial Times yesterday. Mr Willetts also announced that graduates seeking to gain another first degree in computer science, engineering or technology will be able to access student loans from next year.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (£) paved the way for six more years of austerity, says the Financial Times.

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