THE: Postgraduate loans welcomed, but what about mature students?

Today’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer included plans to introduce postgraduate loans of up to £10,000.  University Alliance had long campaigned for this proposal.

Our statement on the announcement was used in an article by THE following Mr Osborne’s speech in the House.

Steve West, the University Alliance chair and University of the West of England vice-chancellor, said: “We strongly welcome the chancellor’s announcement today to develop a government-backed postgraduate loan system. ​Postgraduate study is vital to ensure ​Britain develop​s​ and grow​s​ global talent, which will be key to our future success.”

He added that the announcement “has the potential to create a fairer system for people who want to study a higher degree and transform their life chances”.

You can read our full statement here.

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