Diversity of Provision in Higher Education - StudentCrowd Survey Results
Posted by: Paul Humphreys on 11th August 2017
For the last 6 months I’ve helped The Higher Education Commission to lead an inquiry into: The Diversity of Provision in Higher Education.
'Diversity of provision' refers to a range of alternative methods and models for delivering Higher Education, including:
- Studying part-time
- Studying 100% online
- Studying with an alternative provider
As part of this inquiry, we agreed to survey our StudentCrowd users to discover the level of awareness of alternative methods to provide higher education. The survey questions were asked to StudentCrowd users from 26/06/17 to 11/08/2017 via an online poll available on StudentCrowd.com.
Question 1: Are there options to study a degree part-time?
- Yes - 49%
- No - 51%
Correct answer: Yes! In 2015/16 there were 148,570 part-time undergraduates and 107,120 part-time postgraduates.
Question 2: Are there options to complete a degree by studying 100% online?
- Yes - 23%
- No - 77%
Question 3: Did your careers advisor talk to you about studying with an alternative provider?
- Yes - 18%
- No - 82%
The results demonstrate that the majority of students do not know all the options that are available to them. It’s also clear that students are not finding out information regarding alternative providers from careers advisors. There is much more to be explored in this topic.
To find out more, read the full enquiry - The Diversity of Provision in Higher Education.