My struggling students desperately need maintenance grants back | Anonymous academic

Every day I see students underperform because they’re working hard to make ends meet

The abolition of the student maintenance grant is still having a knock-on effect for many of my students, some of whom are the most economically disadvantaged in the country.

Critics say that scrapping the grant, which gave the poorest students up to £3,387 per year until 2016, means they now take on the biggest loans – and incur the biggest debts when they eventually graduate.

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