Poorer students lose out

Fear of debt and feelings of isolation mean young people from
disadvantaged backgrounds who enter higher education are more
likely to drop out of their courses than other students, according
to new research.

The study, from the University of Glasgow, also found that
students from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to leave
their course because the course or institution turned out to be
inappropriate – often because they were unfamiliar with higher
education, and did not receive the advice they needed.

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