Stereotypical profile replaced

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The profile of current universityundergraduates is radically different from the stereotype, according toresearch by the Institute for Employment Studies.The Diverse GraduateSupply reveals that more than half entering undergraduate courses in 1998 inthe UK were women, and one in seven were from ethnic minorities. One-third ofnew undergraduates were aged over 30, and one-third of all first-year studentsstudy part-time.”Thestereotypical student – male, 18 years old, white and leaving home to studyfull-time – has vanished,” claims the report.Nearly a quarter ofstudents are now entering higher education without traditional qualificationssuch as A-levels or Scottish Highers. More than one-third of creative artstudents had non- traditional qualifications.More students arestudying nearer home, a trend that may be due to the rising cost of studybrought by the introduction of tuition fees, suggests the report.The number of peopleentering higher education continues to increase despite the introduction of thefees, and about 5,000 more students entered higher education for each of thelast two years recorded in the research than the previous year. Related posts:No related photos. Stereotypical profile replacedOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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