Tuesday 20-12-2016 - 14:17
This week, the Scottish Government announced plans expand the postgraduate student support system, giving postgraduate students access to more money and on more courses.
Responding to the news, Vonnie Sandlan, NUS Scotland President, said:
“It’s really welcome to see the Scottish Government accept these important recommendations from the Taught Postgraduate Review – a review that NUS Scotland was proud to play in a part in seeing formed and working with. The introduction of increased fee and living cost support will go a long way to opening up postgraduate education to more students. Today’s announcement means that countless more postgraduate students will be able to access that study without having to struggle to find thousands of pounds in upfront fees.
“Given everything we’ve achieved on making access to undergraduate education fairer, it’s only right that we’re now turning our attention to making access to postgraduate study fairer. Expecting students to pay upfront tuition fees on top of living costs runs counter to our aspirations to improve access to higher education, at all levels. Providing financial support to cover these costs is a vital step in making postgraduate study fairer.”
You can find the Scottish Government announcement here