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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP welcomes finance support information for students

29th March 2011
MP welcomes finance support information for students

Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed further information available for students applying for University in 2012/13 onwards to help them understand the new student finance package.

According to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, students need to have access to more accurate and detailed information so that they can fully understand the financial support available to them. To work towards this aim, BIS has:

• Worked with the Universities Marketing Forum and Universities UK to provide information
• Published further information about how the new funding scheme will work on the BIS website - www.bis.gov.uk/studentfinance.
• Directed students to the main Government website, Directgov, for help and advice -www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
Produced a flyer designed to provide the essential facts
• Developed a more detailed Frequently Asked Questions section on the BIS website
• Worked with the Student Loans Company to ensure information is available at UCAS conventions

BIS have also been given the go-ahead to start a new marketing campaign which will deliver information via social-networking websites, mobile applications and radio stations.

Mr Henderson said,

“Following the changes to university tuition fees, many students may have been put off in applying for universities from 2012/13 and this is something we need to make sure does not happen.

“The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills are working hard to provide all the information they can on financial support so I urge students in Sittingbourne and Sheppey to read it carefully before they reject their ambitions of obtaining a degree.”

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