UNIVERSITY of Worcester’s dropout rate has increased, according to a PA news agency.

A PA news agency analysis has revealed that two-thirds of universities and colleges have seen an increase in the proportion of students dropping out, in comparison to 2011/12 to 2016/17 - the last year for which data is available.

In this time, Worcester University has seen an increase of 2.7 per cent of students dropping out.

A University of Worcester spokesman said: “We work very hard to help each and every one of our students to flourish during their studies and to fulfil their potential, which is why we are in the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey.

“There are many reasons why students may choose to withdraw from their course, including family and caring responsibilities and work commitments.


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"Whatever the reason we are always saddened when a student decides they no longer wish to continue with their studies, and we do everything we can to help support those students to make the decision that is right for them as an individual.

"We have extensive welfare support, a financial hardship fund and offer options to defer study. We try hard to encourage students to ensure they are making the right choices when they are considering where to study and what course they wish to follow.

"We want students to come to Worcester because they know it is the best choice for them as an individual and that they will be well supported to achieve."

“The University has grown considerably in recent years and we continue to work hard to provide the best possible experience for our students.”

The data reveals that 100 UK institutions (67 per cent) saw an increase in the proportion of students dropping out in the five-year period from 2011/12 - the year before tuition fees in England were trebled to £9,000.