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Universities 'should offer grants to poor sixth-formers'

Universities in England should fund grants, like the scrapped education maintenance allowance, to help poorer sixth-formers get onto degree courses, according to a former Labour minister.

Alan Milburn makes the call in a social mobility report for the government.

Mr Milburn says universities spend too much on bursaries and reduced tuition fees for poorer students and should instead target money at schools.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 18 Oct 2012
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