Support for University Students: Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 3rd February 2021.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central 12:48 pm, 3rd February 2021

Here in South Yorkshire, our two world-leading universities are doing everything they can to support students through the crisis. But writing in The Yorkshire Post today, the vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University rightly calls for a “massive increase” in the hardship payment to up to £200 million to help those students who are struggling. What guarantees can the Minister give that further help for these disadvantaged students is on the way?