University Alliance responds to proposed extra measures to boost fairness and support students ahead of next summer’s exams and assessments.
Reacting to the package announced by the government today (Thursday 3 December), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:
“Today’s announcement of exceptional measures will bring additional reassurance to learners, schools and colleges and offers welcome clarity for universities to enable them to best plan to support students through the recruitment cycle.
“The welcome contingency planning will help ensure learners are not unfairly disadvantaged if they face disruption, and Alliance universities will continue to be flexible and responsive to support learners to progress to further study and succeed once at university.
“We particularly welcome the intention to give parity within the measures to technical and vocational qualifications, which account for a significant proportion of the pathways supported by Alliance universities.”