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ERIC Number: EJ695823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Fun at the Debtors' Prison: Undergraduates' University Experience
Curtis, Susan
Education + Training, v46 n2 p75-81 2004
Discusses the results of a survey on aspects of the student experience of university at a semi-rural faculty of a metropolitan university in England. The research found that students tend to be amassing considerable debts, have little financial parental support and some are dependent on wages from part-time work as a source of funds. It would appear that there is some financial hardship among the students surveyed, with a significant minority paying their own tuition fees. It is a possibility that these students would not be able to afford the higher top-up tuition fees proposed for 2006. However, it is suggested that, for most students, there is a good social life, and university remains an enjoyable experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)