Responding to the announcement from the Government of additional funding being made available to support students facing hardship, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:
“Many students are experiencing growing financial hardship as a result of the ongoing disruption from the pandemic. Alliance universities have made significant investments to ensure support reaches those students most in need, including those facing financial difficulty and to tackle challenges relating to digital inclusion and wellbeing.
“With demands on the support available continuing to increase, the Government’s announcement of an additional £50million of funding to support students in England facing hardship this term is a welcome step in the right direction. As students and institutions continue to face growing pressures from the impact of the pandemic, further funding will be needed to enable universities to best support students to succeed.”