21 octobre 2013

Warning over sharp drop in number of part-time students

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By . The number of students taking part-time courses at British universities has plummeted by a more than 100,000 in just two years, according to research.
Figures show a 40 per cent drop in candidates studying while holding down a job or balancing family commitments, it emerged.
The study by Universities UK, the vice-chancellors’ group, warned that students were being driven away from part-time courses because of a "perfect storm" of pressure on household budgets during the financial crisis combined with a rise in tuition fees. More...

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20 octobre 2013

Number of part-time students plummets after 'perfect storm'

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/37760fb37d456760d257b5efb7ef6fc9b7070819/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifThe Guardian. Tuition fee hike, tough economic climate and pressures on employers among factors blamed by report for 40% drop in numbers. The number of people choosing to study part time in England has plummeted by 40% in the past two years – the equivalent of 105,000 fewer students, according to a study published on Wednesday. More...

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Part-time and mature students: three ways we could support them better

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/37760fb37d456760d257b5efb7ef6fc9b7070819/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Tricia King. Let's make this latest report a tipping point for part-time and mature learning, not a missed opportunity, says Tricia King. Wednesday is an important day in my world, as Universities UK (UUK) publishes its report, The power of part-time, in response to a commission from the business secretary, Vince Cable. My hope is that I can look back on 16 October 2013 as a tipping point in the fortunes of part-time higher education. My fear is that it will mark an important missed opportunity. More...

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Part-time study is good for business

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/37760fb37d456760d257b5efb7ef6fc9b7070819/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy David Docherty. Employers understand the potential of part-time study, says David Docherty – so involve them in your curriculum design. We all knew that participation in part-time study was in decline, but a 40% drop in enrolments in just two years should come as a warning to everyone, including employers. The figure, cited again today in a timely study from Universities UK (UUK), reminds us of the problem that is now up to higher education and employers to fix. More...

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