Poorer students three times more likely to live at home while at university, study says

Disadvantaged students are more than three times as likely to live at home while attending university than their wealthier peers, a new study has found.

Moving long distances to study for a degree is largely the preserve of “white, middle class, privately educated young people,” the report from social mobility Sutton Trust suggests.

The study found that more than half (55.8 per cent) of young people n 2014/15 stayed local for university, attending institutions that were less than around 55 miles away from their home address. Read more