Extending the academic year: new opportunities for learning

Stephen Fallows (University of Luton, Luton, UK)
Graham Symon (University of Luton, Luton, UK)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


The standard UK academic year runs from October to June; in the remaining months the university teaching infrastructure lies largely unused. Meanwhile, the proportion of students studying on a part‐time basis has increased; for these students, as for many of their full‐time counterparts there could be benefit in year round study. The University of Luton has been engaged in a UK Government funded pilot programme to extend the academic year. This paper describes the programme, its organisation and management and the outcomes of evaluation exercises. It also discusses the implications for extended academic provision for the higher education sector as a whole.



Fallows, S. and Symon, G. (2000), "Extending the academic year: new opportunities for learning", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 14 No. 7, pp. 308-315. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540010356035

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