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Concerned College and Sixth Form students ditch university plans due to coronavirus fears

27th May 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact people’s lives, new research has shown that over a third (36 per cent) of college and sixth form students have changed their plans and are no longer going to go to university.

Financial trouble and uncertainty from coronavirus has emerged as a large factor in this decision with just under a quarter (24  per cent) stating the change in their family finances means they cannot currently consider university. Other contributing factors include not knowing which courses would be best suited their interests and strengths (25 per cent) and the need for better information about higher education options (9 per cent).

New research from MyUniChoices found that over a third (37 per cent) of 16-18 year old students who have committed to going to higher education, are unsure whether they will start their new course in September as planned. 13 per cent have even changed the year they will go to university since the start of coronavirus. 

Johnny discussed this with Dr Charles Johnson, Chief Psychometrics Adviser at MyUniChoices.

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