Commenting on the release of the green paper on higher education today, Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:

“With the access gap at our most selective institutions still unacceptably wide, today’s green paper, its commitment to improving higher education access and the Prime Minister’s ambition to double the number of disadvantaged young people going to university by the end of this parliament are welcome. It is also good to hear plans to improve the quality of teaching, retention and postgraduate employment prospects.

“However, shifting grants to loans means the financial burden for poorer students will increase and they will be saddled with debts in excess of £50,000. Freezing the repayment threshold will only add to this.”

The statement was covered in Press Association reports on the Green Paper, such as this on BT.com here

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