Tag : maintenance grants

Concerns raised as university drop-out rates continue to rise

1 year ago / 0 comments

The proportion of students dropping out of university increased from 6.6% to 7.4% between 2012 and 2015, according to a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF). In a report the SMF has urged universities to improve their retention rates, particularly among students from low income or ethnic minority backgrounds. The … Read More

Maintenance Grants Scrapped After Commons Vote

3 years ago / 0 comments

Student maintenance grants will be scrapped after the Commons voted to continue with the government’s proposed changes, which sees maintenance grants, designed to help students from low income backgrounds pay for basic living costs, replaced with a loans system. Labour used their opposition day debate to call on the government … Read More

Government to cut student maintenance grants without parliamentary debate

3 years ago / 0 comments

The government will today push through its plans to replace student maintenance grants with loans via a Third Delegated Legislation Committee with a Tory majority, rather than a Commons debate and vote. The move has been called ‘outrageous’ by the opposition, who not only oppose the abolition of maintenance grants … Read More