Ministers approve of ‘Access to Education’

Thursday July 21st, 2011

The Government has welcomed Simon Hughes’s report on improving access to education, saying it provided ‘invaluable insight’.

Simon Hughes was appointed as the Advocate for Access to Education by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in December 2010 and was asked to report on how to promote access to further and higher education.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Simon Hughes’s report has given the Government an invaluable insight into young peoples’ reactions to the higher education reforms after extensive consultation with them and their families. It will help us meet our goal of improving access to higher education.

“The student finance system being introduced in 2012 is fairer for students and affordable for the country. Simon’s report has underlined how important it is for everyone that works with young people to make sure they understand the changes and can explain them to ensure no one who is qualified and wishes to undertake Higher Education is put off.”

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