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    The 2012/13 reforms of student finances and funding in England: the implications for the part-time undergraduate higher education sector

    Callender, Claire (2015) The 2012/13 reforms of student finances and funding in England: the implications for the part-time undergraduate higher education sector. In: Brada, J.C. and Bienkowski, W. and Kuboniwa, M. (eds.) International Perspectives on Financing Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 80-97. ISBN 9781137549136.

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    Abstract

    Variations in the treatment of part-time study and students, and their contrasting access to financial support raise interesting policy challenges and questions such as: 1. Why are there different approaches to student financing policies for part-time students? What ideological, economic, and political factors inform these policies and what assumptions underpin them? 2. Is it efficient and effective for student financing policies to treat full and part-time students the same or differently? 3. If countries treat part-time students differently, then should all part-timers qualify for support or should eligibility be restricted? How should support be targeted? 4. What sort of financial help should part-time students get? What should this support cover and how do we ensure that the support is adequate? 5. Finally, what impact do different policies have on access and higher education participation? The remainder of this chapter will highlight some of these policies challenges using as a case study the most recent 2012/13 reforms of student funding in England. The focus will be on part-time undergraduates in England. The chapter will first discuss the characteristics of part-time undergraduate students. Next, it will examine the 2012/13 changes in student funding. Finally, it will explore the initial impact of the funding changes on participation in part-time higher education study.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Author Accepted Manuscript version of the chapter, reproduced with permission. The final authenticated version is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): part-time students. Student funding. Student loans
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Claire Callender
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 08:08
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 08:18
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42796

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