An Examination of the Factors Influencing Students' Decisions to Study HE in FE

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This research considers a group of students who chose to study a Higher Education (HE) course in a Further Education (FE) College and examines the factors influencing their decision to study at an FE college rather than a University.
Since the 1963 Robbins Report there has been an emphasis in UK government policy on expanding higher education. This reflects the belief that more students in higher education is a positive thing for both the students themselves and for society at large. The 2011 White Paper (BIS, 2011:48) continued this commitment to expand higher education sector and called on FE colleges to play a significant role.
Period5 Jul 2017
Event titleStanding Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults: Adult Education for Inclusion and Diversity
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational