Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fashion Tutor: Teens Are Cutting Back Degrees Because of Money Worries

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fashion Tutor: Teens Are Cutting Back Degrees Because of Money Worries

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STUDENTS are flocking to shorter degree courses because they are worried about money and want the "instant gratification" of getting a job, the head of a fashion business college has claimed.

The Fashion Retail Academy in Fitzrovia, which offers two-year degrees, has experienced a 100 per cent rise in students over the past three years from 495 in 2014/15 to 1,092 this year.

Principal Lee Lucas believes higher tuition fees and the rising cost of living are fuelling the shift towards careerfocused learning. He said: "Going to university to study a non-vocational course is becoming less desirable. As we are so used to instant gratification it is not surprising that students are starting to skip out the middleman and go straight from school into work. The higher education sector continues to be hit by high prices and impacted by the Brexit vote. We are likely to see another drop in student UCAS applications this year whereas we are expecting applications for academy courses, which include work placement roles, to continue to rise. …

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