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Lost learners

Between the academic years 2010–11 and 2016–17, the number of people studying part time at UK universities fell by 37%, with those students studying undergraduate courses part time falling by 47%.

This report, part of Universities UK's work on flexible learning, explores the socio-economic profile of 'lost learners' – prospective students who have considered, but not pursued, part-time higher education since 2010.

Several reports are available in this series:



News

Education system must change to support flexible study

26 October 2018
Shorter and more flexible courses could encourage more people of all ages to improve their skills and life chances at university. This is one of the main findings of a project set up by Universities UK (UUK) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Unemployment rate for graduates at its lowest for 39 years

18 October 2018
UUK response to a report from Prospects on the graduate labour market.

Blog

Graduates in demand, but skills must match up with jobs

7 November 2018
With regular debates about the value of degrees and whether graduates have the right skills, Greg Wade considers the evidence from employers on graduate recruitment and their actual skills needs.

Challenging the higher Vs further education false divide

8 October 2018
UUK's Director of Policy looks at the need to go beyond the outdated and simplistic distinction between FE and HE. A new piece of research commissioned by Universities UK reinforces this message.