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Science and computing now back in favour

STUDENTS are swinging back to science and computing, in a vote of confidence on where they thing the jobs will be when they graduate.

There has been a 25pc jump in acceptances for both these disciplines for the 2009/10 academic year.

Science and computing were in the doldrums for years, but are regarded as crucial skills for the smart economy the Government hopes will lift the country from recession.

Science is at its highest level of favour for 10 years while computing has been replaced by construction as the least popular discipline in the technology category.

Meanwhile, acceptances to service courses, which include leisure and catering, also increased this year.

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