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The soaring price of tuition fees has been blamed for the "collapse" of part-time education.
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) said there had been a "catastrophic" fall in numbers, which it claimed is harming the economy and limiting the opportunities for people to switch careers or improve their skills.
HEPI director Nick Hillman said other factors such as poor teaching methods and availability of courses may also play a part, as the decline began before the £9,000-a-year fees were introduced.
The collapse in part-time study is arguably the single biggest problem facing higher education at the moment.
Any solution is likely to rest upon innovative delivery methods and other ways of improving access as much as relying on tweaks to the entitlement for financial support.
Possible solutions in the report, entitled It's The Finance, Stupid! The Decline Of Part-time Higher Education And What To Do About It, include changes to the funding rules - such as providing support to second-chance students, and funding options for those taking a module or two instead of a full course.
Companies are failing to provide suitable career support to their teenage employees, a study has found.
A survey of 1,500 young people found that fewer than a third had been given jobs advice from their employers - instead resorting to carrying out research online.
This was despite almost all of the 16- to 19-year-olds polled revealing they had given their future career a lot of thought, often looking four years ahead.
The study was carried out by Whitbread and the Confederation of British Industry.
This is a clear message that business needs to step up and invest more time and effort in reaching out to the next generation of employees, managers and leaders.
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