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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading Students: Housing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it mandatory for universities to provide 365-day access to accommodation for estranged students with independent status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Everyone with the talent and potential to succeed in higher education (HE) should be able to access it, regardless of their background. The government is absolutely committed to widening access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We recognise that the barriers to access and success can be particularly high for some groups including students estranged from their families.</p><p> </p><p>However, government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation, nor does it specifically fund universities to provide such accommodation. As such, it is for HE providers to consider how they can best support all their students with their accommodation needs, including estranged students.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS), the regulator for HE in England, encourages HE providers to sign the ‘Stand Alone Pledge’ and to consider a range of options around accommodation, including offering 365 day options to estranged students, or developing a summer accommodation bursary to act as a buffer for estranged students during the summer months. The government supports the OfS on this approach.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this