Social and Living Conditions of Higher Education Students

Department/Agency

Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Key information

Socio-demographic characteristics of higher education students, accommodation, income, expenditure, employment, financial well-being, language fluency and overseas study.

Source

Eurostudent survey conducted by Insight Consulting for the HEA.

Scope

Third-level full-time and part-time students.

Frequency

Every 3 years

Reference period

Academic year

Start date

2000

Timeliness

18 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Field of study
    Maths; Science; Engineering, manufacturing; Humanities and arts; Computer science, Computing; Sport, catering, service; Agriculture, veterinary; Social science, business; Health, welfare; Education.
  • Level of course
    National certificate; National diploma; Primary degree; Postgraduate diploma; Masters degree; PhD.
  • Age
    <19 years; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34+ years.
  • Social class
    Higher professional; Lower professional; Non-manual; Skilled manual; Semiskilled manual; Unskilled manual.
  • Expenditure items
    Accommodation; Transport; Food; Clothing and toiletries; Regular bills; Medical expenses; Mobile phone; Alcohol; Tobacco; Entertainment/ recreation; Loan repayments; Study books & materials; Savings; Childcare; Insurance.

Theme

People and Society - Education

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2016-02-11

Keywords

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