Proportion of UK undergrads working to fund education leaps upward

August 11, 2015

The proportion of UK undergraduate students who take on work to help fund their university educations has leapt from 59% to 77% in a single year, writes The Independent. The findings come from a survey performed by Endsleigh, the insurance company recommended by the National Union of Students. 63% of respondents reported holding a part-time job while 14% said they held full-time positions. 87% of the working respondents also reported that they worked to develop additional skills and strengthen their CVs, in addition to helping them pay for university. Independent