Attack on public education and social mobility continues – OXI

Megan Dunn, the president of the National Union of Students, said students from poorer backgrounds were more likely to be deterred by debt and that converting grants to loans could affect where students chose to live or which courses they took.

“It will mean staying at home instead of moving into halls or shared accommodation and applying for shorter courses to reduce costs,” she said. “If grants are cut, it could mean the cost of student loans will go up for everyone or repayment conditions will get tougher than they already are. This is yet another unreasonable barrier to accessing higher education.”

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