Students: Greater Manchester

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many students (a) from Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) studying at Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University will be affected by the removal of maintenance loans.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Universities and Science)

Statistics on English domiciled applicants awarded Maintenance Grants for study at UK providers are published annually by the Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education in England’.

http://www.slc.co.uk/official-statistics/financial-support-awarded/england-higher-education.aspx

The best available indication of the number of students likely to be affected is the actual number of grant recipients in 2013/14.

The number of Maintenance Grants awarded to English domiciled applicants from (a) Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) studying at Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University in the academic year 2013/14 has been provided in the table.

Maintenance Grants(1) awarded(2) to English applicants

Academic year 2013/14

Number of awarded applicants (3)

Constituency(4)

Manchester, Withington

1,400

Higher Education Provider

Manchester Metropolitan University

14,090

University of Manchester

7,300

Source: Student Loans Company

(1) Figures include Special Support Grants

(2) Awards do not necessarily translate into payments. An awarded applicant will only receive payments once SLC have received confirmation from the student’s provider that the student has been registered on the course.

(3) Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not add to the sum of the components due to rounding.

(4) Constituency is derived from the home address of the student as stated on application for student finance.

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