Part-time needs;Letter

8th March 1996 at 00:00
With reference to the recently announced independent review of universities, the British Federation of Women Graduates is aware of the very real hardship experienced by part-time university students. These students are not eligible for student loans or grants, and they have to pay their own fees.

It is the federation's policy to seek grants for students in such circumstances and we would hope that they would be included in any review of funding.

As present trends reveal a growth in the number of part-time students, partly due to the reduction in grants and to the increasing need to retrain at least once during the working life, funding for these students will become increasingly necessary.



Edinburgh Association of Woman Graduates, 65 Craigleith Avenue South Edinburgh

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today