Emma Hardy responds to HEPI report on effects of Covid-19 on students
Emma Hardy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minster for Further Education & Universities, responding to the HEPI report, said:
“These figures show that whilst universities have responded quickly and largely successfully to problems, there are still significant numbers of students not getting the support they need.
“Not all of this can be laid at the door of universities, which have had to meet the challenges with no meaningful help from government.
“It is paramount that the government provides the support needed so universities can feel confident in dealing with students over the impact of COVID-19 during the next academic year.
“The government must also provide increased support to students regarding their mental health and wellbeing and providing well-sourced and sufficient hardship funds to universities so no student gets into further debt because of the pandemic.”