ERIC Number: ED476351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Part Time Study in Higher Education.
This document, which is intended for adults considering enrolling in part-time study in higher education, examines the objectives and experiences of adults who have pursued part-time study in higher education in the United Kingdom. The following reasons why adults return to higher education are discussed: personal development; self-fulfillment; career advancement; love for learning; and "fateful moments" leading adults to reevaluate their lives. A rating scale to help adults identify their reasons for considering part-time study is presented. The following credentials that can be obtained through part-time higher education are explained: a certificate of higher education; a diploma of higher education; and a degree. The different ways of preparing for part-time higher education are discussed. The question of determining one's readiness to pursue higher education is explored, and a brief exercise to help prospective students evaluate their writing ability is presented. The costs of learning and possible ways of financing part-time study in higher education are detailed. The experiences and of adults who have pursued higher education part-time are shared. Particular attention is paid to the problem of time management, and a brief time analysis exercise is provided. The following rewards and results of part-time study are considered: degree results; career improvements; and growing confidence. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, College Students, Colleges, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Open Universities, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Paying for College, Reentry Students, Student Costs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Loan Programs, Student Motivation, Universities
For full text: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/admin/conted/guidance/leaflets/parttime studybooklet.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom