Lucy Hunter Blackburn's research on student debt cited by Telegraph (28.10.2015)
Following an article (22 October 2015) about the ongoing debates on student debts and finance on VOX.com, another article in the Telegraph (28 October 2015) noted a response from the SNP’s Education Minister and quoted Lucy Hunter Blackburn's remark to ITV Border.
According to the paper, Blackburn pointed out that
children from poorer backgrounds suffered most from cuts to bursaries and grants and the new figures showed they are now taking on a disproportionate amount of loan debt."
This news article can be viewed via the following links.
The Telegraph (28.10.2015) - "SNP minister defends free university tuition despite bursary cuts for poor"
Lucy Hunter Blackburn's research: "Who pays for free higher education? The case of Scotland"
Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence
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