“The Government needs to reverse the catastrophic decline in part-time students.”
By Eleanor Busby, Education Correspondent
More than 40,000 fewer part-time students are going to university because of the hike in tuition fees in England, a new study suggests.
The Government’s introduction of higher tuition fees exacerbated the decline of part-time students in England, preventing many “second chance routes” to social mobility, the report from the Sutton Trust charity states.
There were more than 40,000 fewer part-time students in 2015 than five years before – when tuition fees had not yet risen to £9,250 a year for full-time undergraduates, it reveals.
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