This 2018 briefing looks at the extent of flexible learning across the higher education sector from three perspectives: 1) pace of study 2) flexible learning across higher education institutions, further education colleges and alternative providers 3) different ways of delivering learning. Evidence was gathered as part of the Universities UK (UUK) project on the economic case for flexible learning – from institutions on the project advisory group, wider UUK membership and a public call for evidence in early 2018 – and from a range of data sources.
Published in 2018 by the Men and Boys Coalition, this brief looks at the long-standing attainment gap between girls and boys, and offers recommendations for boys’ educational achievement.
Improving our skills base is critical to increasing prosperity in the UK, as well as delivering considerable benefits to society as a whole. This 2018 report by the Governement Office for Science sets out some of the challenges the UK faces if we want to keep benefiting from better skills.
Between the academic years 2010–11 and 2016–17, the number of people studying part-time at UK universities fell by 37%, with those students studying undergraduate courses part time falling by 47%. This 2018 report published by Universities UK explores the socio-economic profile of the prospective students who have considered, but not pursued, part-time higher education since 2010 – the so-called ‘lost learners’.
A report published by the University Partnerships Programme (UPP) identifies a crisis in adult education as a major threat to the UK economy.
Universities UK examines how the UK’s productivity could be improved through greater flexible learning opportunities in higher education.