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PT student numbers collapse.

PT student numbers collapse.

Employers and universities are calling for major changes to student funding in England, to reverse the collapse in part-time student numbers.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says university should not only be for young people, and adults need to be able to re-train for new skills.

Part-time undergraduate numbers have fallen by more than 50% since 2010.

The CBI and Universities UK want more support for students to take short, flexible part-time courses.

A joint statement warns of a generation of "lost learners" who might previously have gone back to study for part-time degrees or other qualifications.

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