New students are 'unprepared for university' according to a recent study
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A recent study conducted by Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) and Unite Students suggests that incoming new university students are not prepared for what’s to come.
The biggest misconceptions involve lack of hours and financial issues. The study emphasises how majorly ill-informed incoming students are.
It turns out that many students expect more time in lectures in university than in school, which is opposite of what university life is actually like. The number of teaching hours for university students can be quite low, with some degree programs averaging at less than ten hours per week.
Out of the half a million new university students beginning their studies each year, only about a third of them believe they are getting good value for what they are paying.
There is also a significant amount of financial confusion, as students are not fully aware of all of the costs to come.