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A degree of value: value for money from the student perspective - Which? report

Higher education has expanded from being an elite market to one that caters for the masses. Fifty years ago only 5% of people went to university. That figure is now over 40%. With students now making higher contributions to the cost of their degree, it is important to consider whether the market is delivering value for money from the student perspective

Over the past two decades, government policy has supported the development of a market in higher education. Whilst reforms have delivered benefits to students in terms of access and choice, they have also increased costs and introduced new risks.

In 2014, Which? conducted research to explore what students think about their higher education experiences. This revealed a number of areas of concern.

This report highlights those concerns and considers whether the market is delivering value for money from the student perspective. It makes a number of recommendations to improve information and advice, consumer protection,and regulation in the market.

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