25 July 2019

Commenting on Universities Scotland’s agreement to guarantee offers to care experienced applicants who meet minimum entry requirements, Scottish Labour’s education spokesperson Iain Gray MSP said:

“This is a very welcome move from Universities Scotland.

“Far more must be done to ensure equality of access to university for care experienced young people.

“Only 4.5% of care experienced school leavers went into higher education last year - and the government doesn’t even know how many of these were at university.

“Ministers must now also step up to the plate and raise the Care Experienced Student Bursary to match the living wage to ensure all the support that is needed is there for these young people during their studies.”
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