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‘Communication is as much of an issue as funding’

Learners are not aware of the cash available to support them, warns chair of government review

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The financial support system for students could be improved simply by finding better ways to tell learners about what cash is available, a leading banking executive has said.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money – who was appointed chair of a major government review of student support in October – said that improving communication with students was an “easy win”.

The NUS Scotland students’ union has long called for a wholesale review of the system, which it says is undermining efforts on fair access to higher education.

In her first interview since being appointed, Ms Gadhia ...

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