Wednesday 3 June 2020 / 12:01 AM Emma Hardy / University

Emma Hardy on guidance for universities emerging from lockdown

Emma Hardy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Further Education and Universities, responding to Universities UK guidance for universities emerging from lockdown, said:

“The coming academic year will be a very different experience for students and staff alike and producing a clear set of principles on which to proceed, with a focus on the wellbeing of staff and students, is exactly what is needed.

“At a time when leadership is called for it is a matter of regret that the Government has so far remained on the sidelines, introducing heavy handed powers to the Office for Students and allowed uncalled-for caps on English student numbers on the devolved regions.

“Labour urges the Government to take this opportunity to work with UUK to ensure all universities are adequately supported through this crisis.”