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Part-time failure harms people and the economy

New vice-chancellor of the Open University bemoans the decline, writes Alison Goddard.

The erosion of part-time study means lost opportunities for individuals and the economy, according to Paul Horrocks, who has become vice-chancellor of the Open University. Numbers have declined by almost 40 per cent over the past five years. The BBC reports Mr Horrocks’s call for part-time higher education to be made a much higher priority.

Meanwhile Megan Dunn, who has been elected as president of the National Union of Students, wants to hold to account politicians who have reneged on previous election pledges, reports the Daily Telegraph. She is targeting those Liberal Democrats who had promised to abolish tuition fees but instead voted to increase them.

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