In 1997, 42 per cent of 16-17 year old students were studying and working. By 2014 this figure had declined to 18 per cent. This report describes and explains the long-term fall in young people combining work with study.
OFFA - Office for Fair Access. Promoting and safeguarding fair access to higher education.
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·universities and colleges have met, or are on course to meet in the planned time, 90 per cent of the targets that they set themselves in their 2013-14 access agreements
universities and colleges have met, or are on course to meet in the planned time, 90 per cent of the targets that they set themselves in their 2013-14 access agreements [note 2]
one in three targets has been met three years ahead of deadline
87 per cent of targets relating to disabled students, 87 per cent of targets related to gender and 79 per cent of targets related to ethnicity have been met, or are on course to be achieved in the planned time.
- See more at: http://www.offa.org.uk/press-releases/access-agreement-monitoring-tells-a-national-success-story-says-offa/#sthash.zmKon9gR.dpuf
English universities and colleges have made good progress in improving access to higher education for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) reports today. - See more at: http://www.offa.org.uk/press-releases/access-agreement-monitoring-tells-a-national-success-story-says-offa/#sthash.zmKon9gR.dpuf
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