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NUS responds to the Liberal Democrat announcement of their lifelong learning offer

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Claire Sosienski Smith, Vice President (Higher Education) comments

“The Liberal Democrat proposal for staggered education funding throughout a lifetime shows the value of retraining. While it is a pleasant surprise to see Liberal Democrat policy valuing access to education and education funding, we know that the primary concern of students is the money that helps them put bread on the table and keeps paying their rent. By missing out a commitment to maintenance grant funding, this policy is unlikely to stem concerns over the growing threat of student poverty.”