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OFS - Improving opportunity and choice for mature students


The Office for Students has looked into the support given to mature students, and has got some great advice on how universities can improve opportunities for them. The amount of mature students signing up to Higher Education has declined over recent years, but Covid-19 has made a lot of people think about their career path and look for a way to change careers. This has led to a welcome increase in interest from mature students.


The government proposes to nurture this growth through its Lifelong Learning Entitlement, and the OfS is working for change through improved information, advice and guidance, regulation in the form of access and participation plans, and funding initiatives to encourage greater flexibility and choice. Read the full article here.

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