Thursday 15 August 2019 / 12:01 AM Education / Gordon Marsden

Gordon Marsden responds to Sutton Trust’s annually polling of young people on their university aspirations

Gordon Marsden MP, Labour’s Shadow Higher Education Minister, responding to the Sutton Trust’s annually polling of young people on their university aspirations, said:

“These figures show how badly this government has failed young people. As a result, more students are expressing doubts about higher education.

“Young people are paying the price for a system that burdens them with debt, and doesn’t provide the guidance and support they need.

“We need to support young people. That’s why Labour will restore EMA, and scrap fees for college and university.

“We’ll also scrap university offers based on predicted grades and implement a new fairer system of post-qualification admissions.”