SAGA SUPPORTS OVER 50S GOING BACK TO UNI

Thursday 21 February 2013

Responding to the Government suggestion that people in their sixties should go to university to retrain because they will be expected to work for longer before retirement, Paul Green, director of communication for Saga said:

SAGA COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT SUGGESTION THAT PEOPLE IN THEIR 60S SHOULD GO TO UNIVERSITY

 

"Older people retain a thirst for knowledge; are more disciplined students; and, may well have a better idea about the economic value of a particular course.


In a recent Saga survey of 8,400 over 50s, a third said they had gone on a course to learn new skills in the last five years and more than a third said they wanted to learn new skills to help them in the workplace.


Many older people missed out on the expansion of higher education and the life-changing opportunities it can bring.  So there should be a huge thumbs up from the Saga generations to this idea."

 

ENDS

 

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