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    Part-time undergraduates in higher education: a literature review

    Callender, Claire and Feldman, R. (2009) Part-time undergraduates in higher education: a literature review. Technical Report. HECSU, Manchester, UK.

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    A review of the literature on part-time students focusing on: part-time students' reasons for studying and their experiences of study; links between part-time students and employment (e.g. employer support, negotiating work and study); careers services' and employers' approaches to workers engaged in part-time study. Part-time students have been recognised for some time as a very significant section of the HE student population. The Dearing Report noted that the overall proportion of part-time students in HE was approximately 37%, and that this had remained constant for some time (NCIHE, 1997). Davies suggests that since the mid 1990s part-time enrolments have been increasing faster than full-time (Davies, 1999). This section of the student population is extremely heterogenous, varying from each other in numerous respects, notably the qualification aimed for, the proportion of full-time equivalent credits studied at a particular time, the level of study, the length of the full course, and how study is funded. Details of the characteristics of current and recent part-time students can be found in work by Mason (2007) and Ramsden (2006).


    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 10:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:14


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