Thursday, 10 February 2011

Scotish Lib Dems secure college bursaries

I was delighted to see the Scottish Lib Dems securing £15 million for college bursaries, plus £8 million for 1200 extra college places. In the current economic climate we've seen a vast increase in college numbers, as people chose to study to increase their chances of employment. But this has put huge strain on colleges, with some having run out of bursaries for the last 3 years (often even before courses even start).
The SNP draft budget actually CUT bursaries by £1.7 million, so securing £15 million of funding is a fantastic victory for students, and underlines Scottish Lib Dem's commitment to higher education funding.

Well done Tavish -keep it coming!

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