Students 'short-changed' by universities – ExpertThe Telegraph.
Bahram Bekhradnia, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, said the average undergraduate in the UK receives just 14 hours a week in “contact time” and has a total workload of less than 30 hours when private study is factored in. Addressing the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference in London on Tuesday, he warned of a “big discrepancy” between universities, with some providing far less work than others in the same subject.
Vice-chancellors should be “seriously concerned about the question of standards”, he said. “There's ample evidence now that universities don't stretch their students enough."
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