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Drive to combine work and study

13 Sep 2007

Drive to combine work and study Universities have been urged to provide more degrees for mature students.

Students are often encouraged to get paid work. Now, workers may be offered more of a chance to become students again.

John Denham, the universities secretary, has highlighted the need to design university courses that fit in with people's working lives.

Talking to university leaders in Leicester, he explained that the ideal course would allow older students the time to balance work, family and a social life with their studies.

As reported by the BBC, he explained: "As a country we simply cannot afford to have a higher education sector that is focused only on school and college leavers.

"As the Leitch report made clear, 70 per cent of the workforce in 2020 has already left school. Many of them need university level education.

"Both trends will demand that you change your intake. We cannot meet the country's needs purely by educating the rising generation."

Last year's Leitch report into the UK skills base recommended that over 40 per cent of adults should have degrees or higher level qualifications by 2020.

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