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The Funding of Part-time Undergraduate Students

Callender, Claire (2013) The Funding of Part-time Undergraduate Students. In: Student financing of higher education : a comparative perspective. International Studies in Higher Education . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415535960

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This chapter focuses on part-time undergraduate students who are often overlooked in debates about higher education and student funding despite the fact that are increasingly important both to higher education and the economies of many countries forming the backbone of lifelong learning and national skills policies. The chapter, starts by defining part-time study. Next, it raises policy issues about financial support for part-time students. This provides a framework for the remainder of the chapter which illustrates these issues using the changing nature of part-time undergraduate support in England as a case study. The following section outlines the differences in personal and academic characteristics of part- and full-time undergraduates as they form an important backdrop to our case study, and for understanding some of the consequences of the existing and new funding arrangements. Then the chapter explores the challenges of assessing demand for part-time undergraduate study in England and the role played by student financial support. Finally, it turns to part-time undergraduate support in England outlining provision before and after the 2012/13 reforms, and the limitations of the systems implemented. It concludes that the most recent changes in part-time student finances, contrary to government intensions, may lead to a decline in part-time higher education participation.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2013 03:27
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:50
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