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The higher education journey of young London residents

  • By London Councils

This report provides analysis of the higher education journey of young London residents, from their pre-HE institutions, through their higher education study, and on to their graduate employment destinations. The report a follow-up to the findings published in the June 2013 report and, more importantly, provides the first indication of the impact on young London residents of the increased tuition fees for undergraduate programmes introduced in 2012/13.

Using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the report focuses on young people aged 18-24 whose home addresses are in London. The most recent data available is for the academic year 2012/13. Time series data back to 2007/08 is also used to illustrate trends over a six year period.

Data on progression to higher education is for young people in their first year of study at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) on a full or part-time, first or undergraduate degree.

The report analyses progression using time series data, and examines student characteristics such as age, gender and ethnicity of students, mode of study, type of HEI attended (institutional group), HE location, and most popular subjects studied as well as additional data on student entry qualifications.

The report then goes on to look at the achievements of young London residents who completed higher education qualifications in 2012/13, with reference for example to the types of higher education qualification achieved, and the degree classification outcome.