FE students just as happy as those who go to university, study reveals

The TES is reporting that a study from the UCL Institute of Education has found that further education students are just as happy as those who attend university.

Young people who study in further education are just as likely to be happy in their later lives as those who go to university, a study suggests.

Researchers from the UCL Institute of Education and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that, among almost 10,000 young people living in England who took part in the study, there was no significant difference in life satisfaction between those who chose FE or HE.

The study, called Next Steps, followed young people’s transitions from Year 9 to the age of 26. It concluded that there was no “right way” to transition into adult life, and that there were “multiple pathways to a successful transition”.

The report states: “There are no significant differences in levels of life satisfaction between those in higher education, vocational training, and employment after some further education.”

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