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    New modes of delivery: the threatened potential of part-time Undergraduate education in England

    Callender, Claire (2015) New modes of delivery: the threatened potential of part-time Undergraduate education in England. In: Jongbloed, B. and Vossensteyn, H. (eds.) Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation. International Studies in Higher Education. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 181-211. ISBN 9780415890441.

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    This chapter will explore the factors facilitating and inhibiting the supply of part-time undergraduate higher-education provision in England. To contextualise this discussion, the chapter will start by outlining the nature and scale of part-time provision in England. Then it will examine the key characteristics of part-time undergraduates in England and how they differ from those of full-time undergraduates, including a brief discussion of recent trends in higher-education enrolments. Next, the chapter will explore the factors impacting on these enrolment trends, specifically those affecting the supply of part-time provision. It will focus on issues that help to explain the uneven distribution and patterns of part-time undergraduate provision both across the higher-education sector and within higher-education institutions, highlighting the role of government policies. Th is will include some discussion of part-time students’ motivations for studying. Finally, the chapter will explore the 2012/13 reforms, aimed at boosting the supply of part-time provision and question their potential effectiveness. In particular, the introduction for the first time of student loans for some part-time students to pay for the large increase in their tuition fees.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): part-time student, part-time student funding, 2012 reforms of student funding, England, higher education, student loans
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Claire Callender
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 06:23
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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