The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (14 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting estranged students, those who have spent time in care and others who may be unable to depend on family support. As the briefing note shows, there is a risk that the pandemic may compound the problems already faced by this student group in accessing and progressing in higher education, as well as creating new barriers not experienced by their peers. With the government identifying care experienced and estranged students as vulnerable to the impacts of coronavirus, the OfS has confirmed that student premium funding may be diverted to support their mental health and hardship needs.
The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (21 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting international students, including those who have remained in the UK, those who have returned home and are studying remotely, and those who are intending to start a higher education course in the UK in autumn 2020.
The grant available totals £1,479 million which represents a reduction in funding of 0.5 per cent since 2019-20 in cash terms. As part of this year's funding there are some areas where additional provision is needed – primarily to reflect increases in intakes to pre-registration medical degrees and the continuing effects of the transfer of funding responsibility for pre-registration courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. This means the underlying cut in recurrent funding is greater – at around £70 million (5 per cent) in cash terms, although this should be viewed alongside an increase in capital funding of £50 million.
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