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Student Debt

07 June 2016, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

student debt

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Room 731, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

This is the tenth seminar in the 2015/16 series for the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES).

The CHES seminars provide a forum for debate and analysis of issues affecting policy, practice and research in higher education, supporting the exchange of views and experiences across higher education.

Higher education(HE) participation rates among 17-20 year olds in England have continued to rise even after substantial increases in tuition fees. Consequently, more students are taking out student loans, and borrowing more, to pay for their higher education. This seminar discusses some initial findings from a 2015 survey of potential HE students in English secondary schools (public and private) and further education colleges. The survey sought to investigate the extent to which potential HE students' attitudes towards borrowing, debt and the costs of HE do or do not influence their HE participation decisions.

This event is open to those involved in higher education.  There is no booking cost, but those wishing to attend should email Alison Peacock ahead of the event, to be added to the list of attendees.

For further information please contact Alison Peacock: alison.peacock@ucl.ac.uk.