Fees ratchet-up the pressure on poor students…
Just as in his infinate wisdom Nick Clegg has decided that in his eyes our commitment to axe tuition fees should be an ‘aspiration’ this report in The Times highlights the poverty of such a position when it comes to our commitment to equality of opportunity:
University and student leaders have accused the Government of reneging on a promise of full bursaries for the poorest students.
They say that students on maximum grants will be left worse off because universities are no longer required to make up the difference between grants and the cost of fees.
Sally Hunt, general secretary of the University and College Union, said: “I cannot understand why a Government that is looking so hard at social mobility has taken the decision to charge the poorest students more money to attend university.”