The 1994 Group brings together 11 world class research-intensive universities. Its members are committed to excellence in research and teaching.
- All our members are in the top 2% of institutions worldwide.
- 88% of the our academic research is internationally recognised.
- 88% of our graduates are satisfied with their university experience.
Campaign to back benefits of part-time study
The 1994 Group welcomed the launch of the Part Time Matters campaign this week to promote the benefits of part-time study.
In February this year the 1994 Group called for such a campaign following HESA data which revealed that the number of students graduating from part-time courses in 2012 dropped by 5.3% and 7% for undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively.
The 1994 Group followed up this call for support by producing a policy briefing to identify some of the concerns. The HE Briefing: The decline of part-time study looks at the benefits of part-time study, the issues which could be affecting demand, the implications for the HE sector and the action needed to reverse this trend.
A report published by HEFCE in March, Impact of the 2012 reforms revealed that: "Since 2010-11, part-time undergraduate entrants have fallen by 105,000 (40 per cent), while on postgraduate programmes the fall was 25,000 (27 per cent)."
The Part Time Matters initiative, which has been laun…