HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc263-4W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made of the principal reasons cited by students for failing to complete degree courses. [36179]

Dr. Howells

Research commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England has found that students often have several reasons for failing to complete their degree courses, including: wrong choice of field of study; dissatisfaction with the institution's provision of facilities; personal problems; problems associated with finance; and failure in examination.