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Post-Covid job worries ‘make higher education more attractive’


Survey shows many students considering post-18 study because of career concerns

Fears about the post-pandemic jobs market are making some prospective students and their parents more likely to turn towards higher education.

Research commissioned by the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) found that almost a third (31 per cent) of 16- to 18-year-olds say the Covid-19 pandemic has made them more likely to go on to higher education. Of those, around half (48 per cent) want to explore higher education because they feel worried about their future in the wake of the pandemic.

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