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Supporting part-time students in Scotland

Yet again, the recent independent review into student support in Scotland had nothing to say about part-time students. It’s time to start taking part-time seriously, says the OU’s Susan Stewart.

Going part time

On the publication of the Conservative think tank Bright Blue’s report on part time higher education, Open University vice chancellor Peter Horrocks looks at the proposals in their political context.

Winners and losers in the current system

There is no doubt that, as with most changes, the £9,000 fee system introduced in England in 2012-13 created winners and losers. We know that applications are back up for full-time undergraduates – and we know this includes students from non-traditional backgrounds, which is great. But that is not the whole story. On the day the Public Accounts Committee confirm the rising costs of writing off loans, Libby Hackett looks at the winners and losers in the current system, and calls for a fundamental rethink.