Bargain basement 2

February 6, 2004

David Latchman (Letters, THES , January 23) makes a plea for a funding review of part-time students. What is needed is not a perpetuation of the divisive distinction between part-time and full-time study that the higher education bill makes worse, but an instruction from the Department for Education and Skills to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to devise a unified modular funding system that makes mode of study irrelevant to the decisions of students and institutions.

Geoff Peters
Open University

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