• HEPI number 60

This HEPI Report discusses the importance of part-time higher education, noting with concern the extent of the reduction in part-time student demand and also that the decline in demand has accelerated sharply this year, even among those part-time students eligible for loans.  HEPI argues  that  not only is it likely that large numbers of part-time students have been put off study by the increased cost, but also that the measure that the Government put in place in the hope of offsetting the potentially off-putting impact of the cost increase has not been effective.