In response to the new independent report the by Higher Education Commission, entitled Postgraduate Education, Sir Peter Lampl, the chair of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:

“We must make the most of all our talents, and that is no less important in postgraduate studies which are now dominated by overseas students. The Commission’s proposal for a targeted state-backed loan scheme should be pursued alongside other measures to support non-privileged postgraduate students.

It is vital that our brightest graduates are not priced out of postgraduate study. This is why the Sutton Trust has commissioned a new study on social mobility, which includes looking at access to postgraduate courses.”