Amount of time spent learning in and out of class declines.
The UK Engagement Survey, conducted by the Higher Education Academy and based on the responses of 35,927 undergraduates at 42 institutions, found that less than half of students – 48 per cent – said that they spent 11 or more hours a week studying independently. This compares with 52 per cent in 2016. This means students at UK universities are spending less time studying, in and out of class, and more time working for pay or caring.
The declining amount of time that undergraduates spend studying is identified as a concern by the HEA because, unsurprisingly, increased study time in or out of class is associated in the survey with greater perceived skill growth.
Read more here from Chris Havergal at Times Higher Education.