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Universities against the plan for student cover and credits in England | Higher education

Universities all over England came out against suggestions for limitation student numbers and access to credits, describing plans as capable of suppressing aspirations and securing a disadvantageous position.

Responding to government advice, three main university groups lined up up with National Union of Students in opposite plans limit the number of students attending “inexpensive” courses and prohibit students from receiving government- verified tuition fee and maintenance credits unless they have a minimum GCSE or A-level score.

UK Universities (UUK) Representing Leaders of major universities in England said it was “strongly opposed” to any introduction of the amount of caps saying that it will hurt people from disadvantaged backgrounds the most.

“And also the restriction student choice, student amount caps perpetuate a disadvantage because students who can not move location study at a university, have fewer opportunities to apply and be accepted to a university, which makes them more most likely to choose path with poorer employment outcomes,” UUK said.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds also among those likely to suffer the most from the minimum right requirements for loans. The UUK warned that the restrictions would have “significant financial implied” for universities, “restricting them ability give support for their disadvantaged students and invest locally.”

Institute Analysis for financial research found what is the student loan limit with GCSE passes in math and english as suggested in in government consultation, will have a disproportionate impact on students from ethnic minorities, as well as students who received free school meals.

Larissa Kennedy, President of NUS, said: “This government parrots language of alignment up’ but these proposals are class, ableist and racist in nature: they brutally target members of marginalized communities and aim to educate the gatekeeper.”

Universities Alliance (UA), representing leading vocational and technical universities such as Coventry and Teesside said the proposals “would only undermine aspiration and make things worse”, putting graduate numbers at risk. in key areas such as social work and computer science.

U.A. also opposed the proposal to cut funding for students taking foundation year courses, stating that they would render the courses unviable and harm disadvantaged and mature students who used them to login higher education.

Vanessa Wilson, chief executive of UA, said: “Areas of focus for proposed higher education reforms way off the sign and, if realized, the victims… will be the poorest and most destitute in society.”

Rachel Hewitt, Executive Director of MillionPlus group – which represents modern universities such as Bath Spa and University of Cumbria – said the policy has “profound and far-reaching implications”.

“MillionPlus remains fundamentally against minimum entry requirements which against basic principles of inclusion, desire and power of education,” Hewitt said.

“Universities best posted for eligibility decision of each candidate on own merit. On a purely practical level, at least requirements may become inoperable due to the large number of of exceptions that would need taking into account, for example for pupils with special educational needs.

In response, the Department for A spokesperson for the education department stated: “We did not propose to ban anyone from entering the university: sooner we start a conversation on minimum entry requirements and asking if there young people should be pushed right into full degree without being trained for this level of study.

“We offer exceptions for mature students, those with a foundation year or relevant certificate or diploma and are supporting these alternative routes through consultations on reduction cost of foundation years and through our new the right to a lifetime loan, which will provide many different ways to improve a person’s career and life opportunities.

“These exceptions would mean 1% or less of total participants will be affected either of minimum qualification requirements of the proposal.

“Similar government does not propose to limit the total number of people goes to university and recognizes transformational power of higher education. However, we advise on how we can prevent poor quality courses with bad results due to uncontrolled growth.”

However, DfE’s own assessment of the impact on equity of suggestions found what limits access to loans “will disproportionately affect students who are black and from ethnic minority groups”.

Black student account for 27% of enrolled with no GCSE pass estimates in English and mathematics in comparison with eight% of pupils who would have been released.

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