HUDDERSFIELD University officials are confident they can meet recruitment targets.
The university's targets for the next academic year have been set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Although part-time students have yet to enrol and full-time undergraduate students do not start until mid-September, the signs are that hundreds will be enrolling at Huddersfield.
Using comparable figures from the same period in previous years, university planners estimate that it is doing better in some subjects than at any time since 2000.
Public relations chief Philip Williams said: "Our performance in recruiting students to sandwich courses which involve a year's paid work experience is better now than at any time over the last three years.
"We still need to recruit substantial numbers of part-time students and post-graduates, in addition to the traditional 18-year-old first degree students if we are to hit our targets. But we are optimistic," he added.
The university failed to hit its recruitment targets last year after several years of sustained growth.
This resulted in a number of redundancies.
"At this stage it does look as though last year's drop in numbers represented an unfortunate blip rather than an ongoing and worrying trend," said Mr Williams.
"We are doing particularly well in teacher training, nursing, physiotherapy and other health-related courses.
"Many of our science and engineering courses also appear to be recruiting well, in addition to some of our popular programmes in design, music and humanities," he said.
"We offer a wider range of courses than many of the newer universities and although it is impossible to guarantee buoyant recruitment right across the board, overall the figures look quite healthy."
Part-time enrolment will take place from Monday, September 15, to Thursday, September 18, from 1pm to 7pm.
The Welcome Weekend and Freshers' Week activities for full-time students will start on September 20.