14. Jul, 2017


When the Torygraph runs a story acknowledging a serious social problem affecting ordinary people, you know the situation must be bad. I attained my BA and MA, with great struggle and I witnessed many people, simply vanish from seminars and lectures - not because of academic shortcomings but because they were unable to cope with financial issues that torpedoed their studies - and their dreams. It's a sad statement that even the government has admitted that an intelligent child from a poor background will fare worse than a less intelligent child from a rich background.

The number of poor students who drop out of university before finishing their degree is at its highest in five years, the latest figures show.