What support can institutions provide for part-time students?

Institutions can provide a range of support for part-time students. These include:

  • Flexible entry and exit points
  • Flexible learning and assessment
  • Online support
  • Good communication systems
  • Advice and guidance
  • Peer support systems
  • Flexible progression routes
  • Flexible opening times for facilities such as the library, IT support and food shops and cafes
  • Bursaries and other forms of financial support

You should ask the institution about these points before you enrol. If you are thinking about studying while working, read our checklist for learners – Choosing to take up higher learning opportunities while working – for a useful list of questions to ask before making a choice.