Emma Hardy – 2020 Comments on High Student Drop Out Rates

The comments made by Emma Hardy, the Shadow Universities Minister, on 12 August 2020.

Education should be a right for all and it is clear that the Government must do more to support disadvantaged students in attending university.

To give students confidence to attend university this Autumn there needs to be clear guidance on how to make campuses COVID secure and an effective national track and trace system.

Students’ university experience will not be the same and it is disingenuous for either universities or the government to suggest it will be.

Action must be taken to prevent high student drop out rates and universities must urgently reassure students about the benefits of attending university this year.