19 Sep 2023
On Tuesday 19 September from 4:30pm, Paul Blomfield MP will introduce a debate on the Impact of increases in the cost of living on further and higher education students, in Westminster Hall.
MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities in the UK, and the voice of 21st century higher education. We champion, promote and raise awareness of the essential role played by modern universities in the UK’s world-leading university system. Modern universities make up 52% of all UK undergraduates and 37% of all postgraduates, with over one million students studying at modern institutions across the UK. They are major anchor institutions, generating £17bn in expenditure-related gross value add. These institutions are drivers of social mobility and an important cog in regional growth agendas.
Analysis from MillionPlus’s October 2022 Learning with the Lights Off report shows that nearly 300,000 students will be at risk due to the cost-of-living crisis, with traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education hit the hardest.