Why do women get more university places? | BBC News


A baby girl born in 2016 will be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue. This isn’t just a slight difference. Women in the UK are now 35% more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year. A baby girl born […]

https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/why-do-women-get-more-university-places-bbc-news/

Shaping European policies for adult learning


In 2009, the European Union set itself a series of objectives for education and training by 2020. This agenda, known in summary as ET2020, set four common goals, including that of ‘making lifelong learning and mobility a reality’. It also identified a number of benchmarks, one of which is that at least 15% of adults […]

https://thelearningprofessor.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/shaping-european-policies-for-adult-learning/

Study of colleges shows ‘encouraging’ texts dramatically cut dropout rates


In an article published in FE Week, Paul Offord presents the findings of a study on the effect of regular, encouraging text messages on student dropout rates. Reads about the findings below: ‘A study of three colleges has shown that sending regular encouraging text messages to learners can dramatically cut dropout rates.’ The experiment was carried […]

http://jenepherlennoxterrion.com/2015/07/23/study-of-colleges-shows-encouraging-texts-dramatically-cut-dropout-rates/

How do mature students perform in higher education?


There has been a lot of research into mature students in higher education. My strong impression is that the main focus of it is on access – that is, the rate at which adult students enter institutions, the subjects that they study, the ways in which they study, and their experiences while studying. There has […]

https://thelearningprofessor.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/how-do-mature-students-perform-in-higher-education/