Never too late to learn: mature students in higher education

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Author: McVitty, Debbie; Morris, Katy

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Million+ (Great Britain) (Firm); National Union of Students (NUS)


This joint million+/[National Union of Students] NUS report challenges long-standing explanations about who participates in higher education in the UK. Contrary to the assumptions of many policy makers and politicians, nearly one in three undergraduates at UK universities are over the age of 21 when they start their first degree. This report exposes the limitations of funding regimes and social mobility strategies which assume that university is only for younger people with A-level grades. One of the unique strengths of the UK's university system is the wide-ranging age of students with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Students; Demographics; Finance; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Age; Older people; Funding; Social mobility

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Million+, 2012

Physical description: 50 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 109.793

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