Response to announcement on student finance at Conservative Party Conference

Commenting on today’s announcement on student finance, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:

“Of the many potential changes to the student finance system which have been mooted in recent weeks, raising the repayment threshold for graduates is the fairest option. It should provide a boost to recent graduates when they need it most.

“We look forward to working constructively with the wider review announced today. It is right to look again at the parameters of the current system. A world class higher education system gives the UK a competitive advantage but the costs must be shared as fairly as possible.

“Our goal is to ensure that Alliance universities can continue to deliver the leading professional and technical education and applied research the country needs to build a strong economy and a fair society. This is even more important as Britain leaves the EU.”


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