The cost of higher learning in England
Date: 8th March 2023
Category: Education, including vocational education, Child poverty
University students in England are forced to skip lectures to work paid shifts due to increasing pressures caused by the cost-of-living crisis, according to a recent poll.
University students are having to prioritise paid work over their studies.
The opinion poll commissioned by social mobility charity the Sutton Trust with BBC News, suggests just under half (49%) of undergraduate students who responded have missed a lecture, seminar or workshop since September to do paid work.
This raises particular concerns for equal access to education for school leavers living in poverty who may not have access to the same financial support from family/carers as their peers.