Emma Hardy – 2020 Comments on Universities and Insolvency

Below is the text of the comments made by Emma Hardy, the Shadow Minister for Further Education & Universities, on 6 July 2020.

Universities can provide the training and skills we need to build back better as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, but this report shows how under threat they are.

Losing any university or cutting courses would mean losing opportunities to reshape lives, particularly for people who can only study locally such as carers and those who cannot afford to move away.

The choice of a university education must remain available to everyone, wherever they live. The Government cannot allow a single university to fail.