Student protest could rewrite success story

Colleges offering HE courses have regularly topped student satisfaction tables – but this year, the survey is being boycotted by the NUS

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For all the talk of so-called “challenger institutions” being tasked with shaking up the status quo and tackling the complacency of universities in recent times, there’s been precious little mention of the HE-in-FE sector.

As Education and Training Foundation (ETF) research revealed last summer, one in 10 higher education students actually attends a college. And these colleges open up degree-level qualifications to learners for whom going to a distant university is not an option. The ETF found that the average distance of an HE-in-FE student’s home from college was 17 miles, compared with 52 ...

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