‘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
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 ...