OU welcomes government support plan for student fees

Oct 01, 2013


Ministers announced on Monday that anyone wishing to retrain by studying part-time for a degree in engineering, technology or computer sciences will now be able to apply for tuition support such as a student loan.
The Open University has always argued against the Equivalent or Lower Qualification policy.
OU vice chancellor Martin Bean pictured said: “As the CBI recognised just last month, equipping our workforce with the right skills is vital to Britain’s economic prosperity.
“At The Open University we are deeply proud of our track-record of giving students from all walks of life the chance to retrain or update their qualifications. I therefore welcome loan eligibility being extended to students studying in these critical subject areas.
“This is a further important step on the journey to creating a truly flexible, high-quality and innovative sector which delivers for all students, employers and our economy.”
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